Erin McKeever – Owner/Director
Born and raised in Humboldt County, Erin has been trained in various dance styles ranging from ballet, tap, and jazz, to modern and Latin dance. In 2006 she founded Dance Class with Erin Fernandez, now Trillium Dance Studios, which has grown to include 260 students, nine teachers, and three studios. Erin has taught and performed abroad in Spain with the Estada Internacional de Danza, and has earned Dance Teacher Magazine’s certification for dance educators. Erin has a degree in Elementary Education, a minor in Dance, and has enjoyed seven years teaching ballet and jazz on faculty with Humboldt State University’s Department of Theater, Film & Dance.
Allie, a San Diego native began dancing at the age of six where she found her love of music, movement and friendship! Growing up she danced and assisted at Carlsbad Dance Centre and Carlsbad High School; where she studied several forms of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and hiphop. Allie studied Communication and Dance at Humboldt State University where she refined her technique and studied other world dance styles. In March 2015 she was recognized by the Department of Interdisciplinary Dance studies for excellence as a performer and her outstanding contributions to the program. Allie has had the opportunity to learn from artists such as Pilabolous, Mark Morris, Trey McIntire and Lines Ballet, among others. In 2011 she joined the teaching staff at Trillium Dance Studios and the only thing she loves more than dance is our Trillium Family!
Kyleigh Carlson – Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary & Ensemble
Kyleigh P. Carlson is originally from Sacramento California, where she trained extensively in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Pointe, Contemporary, Hip hop and Musical Theater. She has performed with The Sacramento Ballet, and danced professionally with CORE Contemporary Dance and comedian Hannibal Buress. Kyleigh received a BFA in dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her time at the University she was awarded the Dance Education Laboratory Scholarship, which extended her education and training in New York (2013), the Patricia Sparrow Scholarship to further her dance studies in New York (2014), A scholarship to the Joe Goode Workshop in San Francisco (2014), and the Emerging Choreographer Award (2015) presented by Professor Mira Kingsley. Kyleigh also served as an intern for Dr. Carol Press, History of Dance Professor at the University. Upon completion of Graduation, Kyleigh was the company director for two youth dance companies is Southern CA, where her work was awarded on the national level. She was also a mentor for underprivileged youth through the Arts Mentorship Program. She would like to thank her family, friends, and students for supporting her and inspiring her, she knows she would not be here dancing without them.
Dance is one of Haylee’s true loves. She has had formal ballet instructions since she was 3 and a half years old. Haylee is a Junior at Eureka high and is also an avid cellist in the Eureka high Orchestra. She has been with Trillium Studios since spring of 2013 and has enjoyed the love and encouragement our studio has to offer. Haylee appeared in multiple performances of The Nutcracker and was many roles including Clara. In December of 2014, she performed the soloist role of Iciquelle, and was featured as the Goddess Athena in the 2015 production of Olympus. Haylee has been a teacher’s assistant for several years, and is excited to share her talent and love for dance with the kids at Trillium.
Kara Ajetunmobi – Modern, Contemporary & Latin Dance
Chloe Schmidt – Ballet