A local to San Diego, Erica Buechner began performing professionally in 1999, most extensively with Mojalet Dance Collective. Buechner has also performed with Eveoke Dance Theatre, Patricia Sandback and Dancers, Malashock Dance, The PGK Dance Project, Opus Mixtus, and the Joe Alter Dance Group, among other individual choreographers. She attended San Diego State University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. In 2011, Buechner started her own dance company, Sound Dance Company, which debuted at the youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition 2011, and annual event she co-produces. Her work was selected to be a part of the La Jolla Music Society’s inaugural CHOREOLab and San Diego Dance Theatre’s second annual Young Choreographer’s Prize in 2012. It has also been seen at many other local events around San Diego, including the Celebrate Dance Festival, San Diego Dances and the Summer Series at The Vine Theater. Also in 2012, Buechner presented her work in Konstanz, Germany alongside Mojalet Dance Collective and Czerner Dance. She recently returned to San Diego after obtaining her MFA in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival in 2013.
Artist to Watch, 2014; The San Diego Union-Tribune
Alumni to Watch, 2011; San Diego State University School of Music and Dance
Teaching Artist of the Year, 2010; Young Audiences of San Diego
Outstanding Graduate of the Year, 2006; San Diego State University School of Music and Dance
Dancer of the Year, 2001; Palomar College