Founder & Artistic Director | Erika Ruegemer
Erika Ruegemer is a trained dancer from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She began dancing at age 5 at Dyan’s World of Dance where she remained faithful until graduating high school. Erika received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. She is beyond grateful for the knowledge and wisdom she gained from her professors and time at UWSP. Here she was exposed to the possibilities of performance, composition, and the many facets of the theater. After graduating Erika pursued her passion for professional dance with ARENA Dances, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota), gloATL (Atlanta, Georgia), PUSH Physical Theatre, FuturPointe Dance and Flower City Ballet (Rochester, New York). She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Rochester Dance Theatre, formerly known as One Dance Co., where she continues to learn and grow the vision with her instructors and team mates. Erika is a director, choreographer, teacher, and most of all, a performer at heart. During her time in Rochester, she has performed with several local companies including Stilla Dance, Heather Roffe Dance, Frazee Feet Dance, PUSH Physical Theatre’s rendition of Dracula, and more. Ms. Ruegemer would like to thank all of her family, friends, and community members for supporting her in her journey.