Erin Kiley Rodgers
Erin is a Madison native who enjoyed growing up dancing with Premier Dance Academy, Madison Ballet, Kehl School of Dance, and the Middleton High School Dance Team.
In 2000, Erin was first runner up in the Miss Dance Masters of Wisconsin competition and a Chicago National Association of Dance Masters scholarship winner. In 2001, she danced the role of Cinderella in Madison Dance Production’s Cinderella. Erin spent five years with Madison Ballet dancing various roles for W. Earl Smith in productions such as The Nutcracker and Midsummer's Nights Dream. In 2002, Erin was Premier Dance Academy's Studio Dancer of The Year.
In 2007, Erin graduated from Point Park University where she double majored in Dance and Public Relations. She attended PPU on a dance and academic scholarship and graduated with honors. While in college, Erin's first professional dance job was with The American Entertainment Company at Idlewild and SoakZone, a theme park outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
Directly after graduation, Erin danced for the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL. She joined the stage show of High School Musical 2: School's Out! and was a part of the original opening cast of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Block Party Bash Parade and the stage show High School Musical Three: Right here, Right now!. Erin left Disney in 2010 to dance on Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas. After moving back to Wisconsin, Erin joined Jazzworks, under the direction of Carol Marion Ceniti and Zach DeVries, and taught dance at Premier Dance Academy.
This is Erin's second year with Madison Contemporary Dance. After dancing in MCD's 2013 season, she moved to the Netherlands with her husband for three years to work abroad and travel. Currently, Erin lives in Middleton with her husband and is a stay-at-home mom to two adorable little girls. Erin is thrilled to be back with MCD.