Erica Collier attended James Madison University where she studied Dance and Theatre. There she was instilled with the dance regime in ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, hip-hop, ethnic dance, and improvisation. With dance she also is a master electrician and part time lighting designer. She has choreographed for her school and community projects ranging from teaching ballet for after school programs to mainstage musicals such as Kiss Me Kate and Oklahoma!. She has assisted Kevin Hill in choreography at Papermill Theatre. Through these experiences she has trained some of the up and coming musical theater actors by instating a personalized fitness regime as a basis for breath in theatre.