Erin never took dance classes as a kid growing up, but was inspired to enroll her daughter Elisabeth, 13, in dance as she wanted her in activities outside of school. After participating in many extracurricular courses, they found that dance was where Elisabeth really excelled, had fun and it was her favorite activity. Erin's main aspiration for Elisabeth is that she is happy, doing something she loves and is passionate about, and right now she says dance brings her daughter the most joy. Elisabeth has the support of her father and other family members and Erin's advice to her daughter for this competition is to do her best and be a good person. If they win the $100,000 prize they would put some of the money in the bank and donate the rest to their friend Angel, whose mother recently passed away. Erin and Elisabeth currently reside in Coto de Caza, California.

About Erin

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
Lyrical and Contemporary are my favorite styles of dance to watch because they are Elisabeth's strongest styles.

What's your occupation?
I am Elisabeth's "momager."

What are your hobbies and interests besides dance?
I enjoy hiking in nature and reading. I am very interested in spiritual growth.

Would you call yourself a "Dance Mom," "stage mom" or "mom-manager"?
I am Elisabeth's mom and I manage her academics, dance and social life.

About Elisabeth

What's your favorite style of dance to perform?
My favorite style to perform is Lyrical/Contemporary because I can really feel the music and bring emotion.

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
My favorite style of dance to watch is Lyrical because I love being able to feel someone’s emotions through their dancing.

Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?
I really hope to be a professional dancer one day; hopefully I will end up working for our judges on "Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition!"

If you don’t end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
If she wasn't a professional dancer, I would want to be a high fashion model or movie star!

What's your favorite subject in school?
Science.

What's your favorite color?
My favorite color is purple, because it's Justin Bieber's favorite color too.

What do you think you are learning about the most from this experience?
I am learning a lot from all the amazing choreographers and I am learning what it takes to be in the big leagues.

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