Legend has it that Erika Holmes began dancing before she could walk, but didn't have the opportunity
to take formal dance classes until the age of 8 years old. During her college years on the NC State
dance team, her serious study of dance took off. Erika has over 20 years of experience as a
choreographer, all-star/school cheer coach, college dance coach, and studio instructor for various
schools and studios. Her most memorable experiences have been as the head coach of the dance
teams at Wake Forest University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and, of course,
her Alma Mater, NC State. Pack4Life!️ Erika teaches jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary,
acrobatics, musical theater, and oversees the performance and company programs at
The Studio as the Creative Director.
Along with dance, Erika has always had a passion for studying child development which
led her to earn her master’s degree in counselor education. Her background in counselor
education gives her a insight into children that really helps all children that come under
Erika’s instruction shine.
Together, Erika’s passions for dance and counseling children showed her a clear path to
her dream of opening ‘The Studio.’ Next to her husband and four children (all girls), The
Studio is Erika’s ultimate passion project. Everyone can find a place to dance at The Studio!
Come dance with us!
Ms. Rhonda is our amazing office manager! Next to Ms. Erika, she has the ability to make sure
you're in the right place at the right time. If you have questions specifically about your
Dancestudio-Pro (DSP) account, tuition, or enrollment...Ms. Rhonda is your lady!
Tanika is our wonderful office and administrative assistant! She greets every parent and child at the door
with a smile, keeps everyone updated with the monthly newsletter, and makes sure everyone is happy
when they enter and leave TS. We love Tanika's energy and willingness to go the extra mile for our TS families!
Becca Dudley began dancing at the early age of 2. She has always held a strong love for the arts and children. She studied ballet, tap, lyrical, and jazz at Wilmington Dance Academy, choreographing her own solo pieces. Becca was in the Dance Theater of Wilmington's production of The Nutcracker for four years, with various roles including, Chinese Tea, Waltz of the flowers, and Waltz of the Snowflakes. She has also been in musical theater from a very early age with the Thalian Association, and co-choreographed the TACT production of Beauty and the Beast.
Ms. Dudley graduated from UNCG with a BFA in Art Education and taught middle school for ten years. Her focus as a dance instructor is on maintaining proper core engagement and alignment, teaching dancers to recognize and strengthen correct technique.
The Studio believes that knowledge in child development is just as important as the skills being taught in dance class. Ms. Becca brings this combination to our dance home and we're excited for the wisdom that comes with both her experience in dance and in education!