Erika started her Power Tots journey in October 2023. She attended Wake Forest University, where she majored in psychology but found her true passion in the realms of linguistics and anthropology. Erika’s movement experience includes an 11-year tenure as a competitive cheerleader with Cheer Extreme, a nationally-ranked team. She also embraced the role of a coach, helping young cheerleaders master the art of tumbling and stunting. Additionally, Erika worked for five years dedicating herself to fostering the growth and curiosity of young learners, from kindergarten to second grade, in both Montessori and traditional school environments. Outside of her teaching role, Erika enjoys karaoke, showcasing her dance moves, or rolling around on roller skates.
“Movement is important for the developing brain and should be accessible to all. It's beautiful that we can go to many communities in the DMV area and share our joy of movement w/ young minds.”