Born and bred in Newcastle, NSW, Erin moved to Perth to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and left with a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. Since graduating from drama school, Erin has worked in many facets of the Australian arts industry including musical theatre, film and cabaret.
Prior to studying at WAAPA she achieved her Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL) in Classical Voice (2002) and also graduated from the Talent Development Project (TDP). In 2007, after being awarded the TDP/ASCAP Bound for Broadway scholarship, Erin performed her cabaret in New York before bringing her solo show – Have You Met Miss James? – to the Statement Cabaret Lounge, Sydney.
Working with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf’s national touring company for a year inspired Erin to learn Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Erin is also a qualified high school music teacher (Grad Dip Ed) and is studying a post graduate Law degree. Erin was nominated for an AACTA Award and a FCCA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the feature film The Little Death, written and directed by Josh Lawson. The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2014, was screened at the Toronto Film Festival, SXSW Festival and has since been released in numerous countries around the world.
She also stars in Closer Productions’ latest short film My Best Friend is Stuck on the Ceiling, opposite Please Like Me’s Tom Ward.
Erin’s professional on-stage music theatre credits include:
TML’s Fiddler on the Roof (Sprintze/Chava cover) 2007
CATS Asian Tour 2008-2010 as Olivia
CATS Australian Tour 2010 as Olivia
CATS Asian Tour 2010 as Jennyanydots
Love Never Dies for the Really Useful Company, understudying and performing the role of Fleck.
South Pacific (Opera Australia) 2012-2013 as Ensign Cora MacRae/Dance Captain and understudying Nellie Forbush and Liat at the Sydney Opera House and on tour.
The King and I (2014) for Opera Australia (ensemble/swing) covering 14 roles in the production (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney) 2014.
Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents) 2015 at Hayes Theatre Co Sydney as Donna Marie
CATS South Korean tour 2015 as Electra
Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents) 2015 at Alex Theatre, Melbourne as Donna Marie
CATS New Zealand/Australia tour 2015 as Etcetera
My Fair Lady for Opera Australia and GFO 2016/2017 as Dance Captain/Ensemble
Erin’s directing / creative team credits
My Fair Lady 2017 Dance/Staging Supervisor (Opera Australia 2017 return Sydney season, Capitol Theatre Sydney)
Stalking the Bogeyman 2018 – Assistant Director (Old Fitz Theatre, Directed by Neil Gooding)
She Loves Me 2018 – Director (Hayes Theatre Co, Potts Point)
Mamma Mia! 2019 – Director (The Very Popular Theatre Company, Civic Theatre Newcastle)
CHESS The Musical 2021 – Director (The Very Popular Theatre Company, Civic Theatre Newcastle)
Cabaret 2021 – Director (Elder Conservatorium Music Theatre, Scott Theatre Adelaide)
Phantom of the Opera 2021 – Resident Director (Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House/Arts Centre Melbourne)