Find out more about returning company dancer Erin Mesaros!
By Cindy Case
Erin Mesaros joined San Diego Ballet as a company dancer last season, and our audiences have quickly become acquainted with her sensitivity and beauty as a dancer and artist. She began training in her hometown of Eagle, MI, but her most significant training came from the Kansas School of Classical Ballet under the direction of Juan Pablo Trujillo and Stefani Schrimpf. In 2015, she accepted a full scholarship as a trainee with the Orlando Ballet School, and joined Orlando Ballet’s Second Company the following year. She has danced works by Telmo Moreira, Arcadian Broad, Robert Hill, and Michael Pink. This is Erin’s second season with San Diego Ballet.
When and how did you decide you wanted to be a professional dancer?
I loved the idea of being a professional when I was about 12, but wasn’t really committed to it until about 17 when I was having to figure out what I wanted to do in college. It felt like part of God’s purpose for me is to dance.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
One thing most people don’t know about me is that I have an aloe plant named Aloe-la that my first roommate gave me when I lived in Orlando!
What do you like most about San Diego Ballet?
I really like the positive environment of the company! It feels like we are all a team with everyone being supportive of one another.
Who would you most like to share the stage with?
Marianela Núñez! She’s stunning and currently one of my favorites to look to for inspiration.
What show are you most looking forward to performing this season?
The show I’m most looking forward to this season is Dances of Love and Laughter. It sounds like it’s going to be fun, and I’m so excited for Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Voices of Spring”!
Keep your eyes open for more dancer spotlights later in the season. If you’d like to catch Erin and the rest of the company in San Diego Ballet’s next production, tickets are available now for The Nutcracker!