Zodiac Sign:  Capricorn   What is your favorite word?  Wicked. Like, "That's wicked cool"   What brought you here?  Dance and my love for the arts   If you didn't have to sleep, how would you spend your extra time?  I would craft like nobody's business and probably start my own business organizing events and party planning!   What is the worst job you ever had?  I worked at a pizza shop for 3 days and all I learned to do was box up lettuce for salads. I also worked at a clothing store for one day and never went back because they didn't like how I folded shirts...   What is the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?  I wanted to be a paleontologist!   If you were a ghost where would you haunt and why?  Honestly, I would haunt somewhere tropical like Hawaii...or somewhere that brings in all those haunted TV shows and do stuff on purpose just to scare them.   What is the one thing you wish you were better at?  Time management-I always think I have more time than I actually do!   What animal would you be and why?  Some sort of aquatic creature so I can see depths of the ocean that humans haven't seen yet!

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

What is your favorite word? Wicked. Like, "That's wicked cool"

What brought you here? Dance and my love for the arts

If you didn't have to sleep, how would you spend your extra time? I would craft like nobody's business and probably start my own business organizing events and party planning!

What is the worst job you ever had? I worked at a pizza shop for 3 days and all I learned to do was box up lettuce for salads. I also worked at a clothing store for one day and never went back because they didn't like how I folded shirts...

What is the first career you dreamed of having as a kid? I wanted to be a paleontologist!

If you were a ghost where would you haunt and why? Honestly, I would haunt somewhere tropical like Hawaii...or somewhere that brings in all those haunted TV shows and do stuff on purpose just to scare them.

What is the one thing you wish you were better at? Time management-I always think I have more time than I actually do!

What animal would you be and why? Some sort of aquatic creature so I can see depths of the ocean that humans haven't seen yet!

Erika Alloway

Sponsored by: Amy & Aaron Spiess, API, Inc.- Tier 3

Erika Alloway began her dance training Dance Centre North and the Center for Ballet and Dance Arts in Syracuse, NY, and is a graduate of BalletMet Columbus' Pre-Professional and Professional Trainee Programs under the direction of Gerard Charles.

While with BalletMet Columbus, Erika has had the pleasure of performing works by Gerard Charles, David Nixon, Marius Petipa, and August Bournonville.  Most recently, Erika has performed and choreographed for CDT's Dancer's Making Dances and was a winner of the 2014 Columbus Dance Fellowship.  She has also performed a principle role in Judson Veach's premiere of Ever Forward and has guest performed the role of Sugar Plum Fairy for the Warren County Theatre Project.  Notable favorite roles include Tim Veach's Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the premiere performance of Anne: Diary in Dance, in which she originated the role of Anne Frank, and title role of the encore performance of Claudel, which won the 2015 Greater Columbus Arts Council's Artistic Excellence Award.

Erika gives thanks to her family, friends and instructors for all of their guidance, love and support and is thrilled to be returning to CDT for her sixth season.