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Erica Mulkern is a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer and mentor based in West Yorkshire, UK. She is currently working with Northern Dance as well as Balbir Singh Dance Company. Since 2018 she danced in The Creative Spirit of John Curry, Love and Spice and The Boy with the Rollerblades at Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance. A graduate from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Erica Mulkern gained a First Class Hons Degree and the Carolyn Woolridge Prize for the highest performance marks. She also received a Distinction in the MA in Contemporary Dance at NSCD.

Mulkern danced in Scenes of Childhood and Portraits of Courage facilitated by Eliot Smith Dance Company and with Black Box Dance Company in Denmark she performed in FEAR choreographed by Stephanie Thomasen and Thomas Bentin in a Scandinavian Tour. She also performed The Red Hour choreographed by Melody Putu and Alexander Michael, Blue Velvet by David Price and Katya R. D. Nielsen, Hunger directed by Jacob Stage, various Neo-Classical works by company director Marie Brolin-Tani and worked closely with Tina Tarpgaard on X-Mythologies and Jason Mabana on No Sex during her time in Denmark.

A multi-talented dance artist, Mulkern works across film, fashion and dance. She danced for Maxine Fell in Kintsugi and with Jana Bitterová in A Short Journey into Folded Space, in collaboration with The Hexagon Collective she performed in Fengyi Tan SS19. Mulkern has also worked with Steph Giles, Joseph Reay-Reid, Lila Naruse and Gerry Turvey.

Other choreographers she has worked with include, Jos Baker, Laila Diallo, Vanessa Grasse, Lila Dance, Gemma Harrison and Gwen. Mulkern is currently in the research and development period for Medea – a modern adaptation of the Greek Tragedy, playing the principal role choreographed by Dionysia Bouzioti.

Mulkern is a very passionate teacher and prides herself in bringing the joy of dance to all of her students – teaching ballet, Ballet, Neo-Classical and Contemporary such as Cunningham, as well as floorwork and lyrical across different schools in and around Yorkshire.

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The Idea (learning to dance)
My destiny to bring them together
Natural curiosity and questions (learning to dance)
Composer thoughts (learning to dance)
The story (love and spice)
Dance with live cooking
On the trail of love and spice
Love, spice – and healthy eating
Breakdown of The Strategists
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (1)
An interview with Kuldip Singh Bist of the Delhi Hurricanes
Overview of The Strategists
Decreasing Infinity in India
Painter research
A dancer reflects on Love and Spice
Sooraj Subramaniam
Breakdown of the piece (12)
Dancer notes performance (flatlands)
Breakdown of the piece (love and spice)
Moon, dance
The Collaborators
Bones, Bodies and Beats
Peacock Lake – genesis of the concept
Script (12)
BMX and Flatland terminology
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (2)
Running order (full contact)
Watersplash! Uncovering hidden histories to reach new audiences
When Worlds Collide
Immersed in music
In the presence of geniuses
Olga Maloney
Exploring hidden worlds
Gary Beacom
A bridge to India
Jesse Bannister
A lost art?
Full Contact – highlights from the script
Kimberley Hardy
body/painting – dancers at an exhibition
Firing up the Mehfil Machine
Baines Cards
Who was Sir Hans Krebs?
Synchro in the city
Kali Chandrasegaram
Creative Case – challenges along the way
The Guru-Shishya relationship
Padmashri Guru Pratap Pawar
What is Kathak?
Life blood
A new aesthetic in the sport-art of synchro
AquaKathak – the creative water workout
Balbir on working with Gary
Colouring your emotions
Abirami Eshwar
Care Homes Tour Leeds 2020
The Work: Act 1
The Work: Act 2
Erica Mulkern
John Ball
Artistic Highlights
Creative Case in action – July to September 2019
Covid-19 Update on Monday, April 6th, 2020
John Curry Olympic and World Champion
Finding my way in The Creative Spirit of John Curry
Talent Development – Abirami Eshwar
Talent Development – Kimberley Hardy
Collaborators: Lorna Brown and Gary Beacom