Erika Randall

Erika Randall
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Dance

Room C332 University Theatre Building
261 UCB
Boulder CO, 80309-0261

MFA in Choreography, The Ohio State University; BA in Dance, University of Washington, Associate Professor, CU faculty member since 2007.

Randall is a teacher, choreographer and filmmaker who has recently worked with Teena Marie Custer, Joy French, Sydney Skybetter, Sara Hook, David Parker and the Bang Group, Michelle Ellsworth, Gabriel Masson, Anna Sapozhnikov, Rebecca-Nettl-Fiol, Esteban Donoso, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Buglisi/Foreman Dance. She is also a founding member of the Seattle born company Cava-Parker Dance, whose new home is in Puebla, Mexico.

The Columbus Movement Movement (cm2), the organization Erika formed in 2004 to support contemporary dance in Columbus, OH, was named one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” in 2007.  Erika’s choreography has been seen in four countries and in 12 states over the last eight years.  Erika was part of the summer faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp for 8 years and has been a frequent guest artist at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She teaches ballet for the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop and has presented solo/group choreography and taught across the nation and internationally in Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

Her dancefilms, “More” and “Self Defense,” created with primary film collaborator, Daniel Beahm, have screened at festivals such the Sans Souci Dance Cinema Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, the Florence GLBT Film Festival in Italy, and the Façade Film Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. www.teahmbeahm.com

Randall co-wrote, directed, produced and choreographed the feature dance film, Leading Ladies, which premiered at the Sonoma International Film Festival in 2010, and has played to sold-out audiences at over 65 festivals world-wide, including: New York’s NewFest, Los Angeles’ Outfest, San Francisco’s Frameline, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, the Cannes Independent Film Festival, and won “Best Feature” at the Palm Beach Women’s Film Festival. Her interest in dance, its relationship to popular culture, and its ability to impact change, is at the heart of all of her research and teaching. Leading Ladies is distributed by Wolfe Films and available on DVD.