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Ms. Erica Wilson-Perkins

Lead Dance Instructor

Palo Alto College

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Palo Alto College

275 Madison Avenue 14Th Floor

New York, New York 10016

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Guest Teachers and Choreographer

Macomb Ballet Company

Guest Teachers and Choreographer

Ann Parsley School of Dance

Full-Time Artist-in-Residence

Columbia College

Artist

Wayne State University

Affiliations

Board Member
San Antonio Dance Umbrella

Member of the Dance Faculty
University of Massachusetts

Education

BFA

dance

Columbia College

MFA

dance

Florida State University

Web References (30 Total References)


San Antonio Dance Umbrella: board of directors

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Erica Wilson Perkins Palo Alto College


Moving On | San Antonio Woman

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Dancer/choreographer Erica Wilson-Perkins remembers fondly her first encounter with the man she would eventually marry. While back home in Colorado Springs following her college graduation, the young dancer worked as a sales clerk to make extra cash. One day, a handsome Army guy walked in, browsed around and picked up a coat to buy. It soon transpired, however, that he didn't really need the garment; he wanted to meet the saleswoman. The two eventually became engaged, but she spent the next couple of years pursuing a master's degree in choreography at Florida State University while he obtained a transfer to Columbus, Ga., to be as close to her as possible.

A talented and ambitious artist, Wilson-Perkins had no trouble getting job offers. At 25, she became a professor of dance at the University of Illinois in Urbana and the couple married on Dec. 27, 1995. In her new post, the young professor developed jazz dance and Pilates Method courses and founded a performance company with her students. Things were not as upbeat for her spouse. "My husband left the military but was not happy about it," she recalls. "And I knew our situation wasn't right. I was 25, hanging out with the big boys professionally and enjoying what I was doing, while he worked as a paralegal, but it just wasn't his thing."
He eventually gave up on civilian life and went back into uniform as a member of the National Guard, but his career-oriented wife kept him on the move. When frictions in her academic department turned life unpleasant in Illinois, Wilson-Perkins moved to Wayne State University in Detroit. By this time the couple had a son, who is now 13. Though her husband transferred to the new city, the union did not last much longer. They separated after only five years of living together.
"You know, when I told my mother that I'd be talking to you for this article, she frowned and wondered whether I should be doing this," says Wilson-Perkins, who is today the lead dance instructor at Palo Alto College.
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With the passing of years, Wilson-Perkins has become friends with her ex. Though remarried, he calls her often to discuss issues in his life, and their son always spends summers with his dad. For her part, she's never dropped the Perkins half of her last name, which is his surname. And she echoes what Priesmeyer said about divorced parents: "Once married, you are always connected to that person."
It is interesting to note that in a way her marital story is the reverse of Priesmeyer's. While the latter felt too dependent and yearned for her own voice, Wilson-Perkins recognizes that her "sense of independence was transferred to the marriage. I didn't allow my husband to be the husband," she admits.


Neuman asked Erica ...

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Neuman asked Erica Wilson-Perkins, director of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department's Alamotion Dance Troupe and professor at Palo Alto College, to choreograph movement in the start of the show that immediately entices viewers.

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Wilson-Perkins said Neuman asked her to create a street scene surrounding the audience that would depict Sudanese villagers going through their daily routines.
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"I want to capture the actual involvement, what it looks like," Wilson-Perkins said.
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Wilson-Perkins dances the role of the main character Miriam, described by Neuman as someone who "doesn't go that extra mile to help," but is generally a good person.
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The writers and performers hope that the performance inspires people to do more about the situation in Darfur, as it has already for Neuman and Wilson-Perkins.


Board of Directors

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Erica Wilson-Perkins (Past President)


Dancer/choreographer Erica ...

sawoman.com [cached]

Dancer/choreographer Erica Wilson-Perkins remembers fondly her first encounter with the man she would eventually marry. While back home in Colorado Springs following her college graduation, the young dancer worked as a sales clerk to make extra cash. One day, a handsome Army guy walked in, browsed around and picked up a coat to buy. It soon transpired, however, that he didn't really need the garment; he wanted to meet the saleswoman. The two eventually became engaged, but she spent the next couple of years pursuing a master's degree in choreography at Florida State University while he obtained a transfer to Columbus, Ga., to be as close to her as possible.

A talented and ambitious artist, Wilson-Perkins had no trouble getting job offers. At 25, she became a professor of dance at the University of Illinois in Urbana and the couple married on Dec. 27, 1995. In her new post, the young professor developed jazz dance and Pilates Method courses and founded a performance company with her students. Things were not as upbeat for her spouse. "My husband left the military but was not happy about it," she recalls. "And I knew our situation wasn't right. I was 25, hanging out with the big boys professionally and enjoying what I was doing, while he worked as a paralegal, but it just wasn't his thing. He eventually gave up on civilian life and went back into uniform as a member of the National Guard, but his career-oriented wife kept him on the move. When frictions in her academic department turned life unpleasant in Illinois, Wilson-Perkins moved to Wayne State University in Detroit.
...
With the passing of years, Wilson-Perkins has become friends with her ex. Though remarried, he calls her often to discuss issues in his life, and their son always spends summers with his dad. For her part, she's never dropped the Perkins half of her last name, which is his surname. And she echoes what Priesmeyer said about divorced parents: "Once married, you are always connected to that person."
It is interesting to note that in a way her marital story is the reverse of Priesmeyer's. While the latter felt too dependent and yearned for her own voice, Wilson-Perkins recognizes that her "sense of independence was transferred to the marriage. I didn't allow my husband to be the husband," she admits.

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