Erin Leigh Crites is an international theatre artist, educator, and maven of make believe. Erin has traveled extensively to explore the global community and create bonds through theatrical play and ensemble dynamics work. She is a full-time faculty member at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an ensemble member of LA based Fiasco! Physical Theatre, and an Alexander Technique teacher in training. She performed in the debut production of The Christians at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and after it’s critical success, joined the cast to perform again at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2015. She originated a role in Nobel Prize Winner, Dario Fo’s last, unpublished play, La Storia di Qu for the International Milan Expo, has performed in Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua and Colombia as an ensemble member of Clowns Without Borders, and danced in Bourbon Baroque’s Dido and Aeneas at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Before moving to Los Angeles, Erin was the Director of Graduate Studies and Head of Movement for the Master of Fine Arts program in Acting at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She also directed Improvaganda!, HINT! A Masked Murder Mystery, The Man Who Knows, and Commedia Canon! in collaboration with UofL, Theatre 502, and Savage Rose Classical Theatre respectively while in Louisville. She has a passion for travel and creating community, often through theatrical endeavors. She holds an MFA in physically based ensemble theatre from the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Clowns Without Borders USA.