MIss Erin


Erin Long-Robbins began her dance training with the Northeast Regional honor company, Allegheny Ballet where she performed many lead roles.  She also studied at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, on full scholarship at the RockSchool of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Saratoga Summer Program in New York.  She graduated summa cum laude from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance and a Minor in Psychology.  Mrs. Robbins has taught at Antioch College, Dayton Ballet School, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Gem City Ballet, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre in California, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet and Regional Dance America’s Northeast Festival held in Dayton.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Wright State University and Sinclair Community College.  Mrs. Robbins is also co-owner of The South Dayton School of Dance in Centerville, OH as well as Co-Artistic Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the award winning, non-profit dance company South Dayton Dance Theatre.



Somethings you might not know about Miss Erin include that she grew up an only child of two incredible parents in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Her father dedicated over 30 years of life to education and is her biggest role model. Miss Erin is forever indebted to her mother who is her inspiration for dance and fortified, supported and encouraged her to be the person she is today.  Miss Erin loves to cook and considers herself quite the foodie.  She also loves to read.  She is married to Mr. Scott who is a computer software engineer and works on the side as a photographer specializing in dance.  His love and support helps her get through her day and makes her life meaningful. Yes, they met and started dating in high school.  Miss Erin lives in a house that was built in 1890 in a downtown Dayton historical district.  She collects antiques. She also has three cats, Jackie, Monty and baby Luna.

9 comments on “Bio

  1. "Miss Jeri"

    Erin, this site is brilliant! Kudos!!!!

    1. Miss Erin Post author

      Thanks Miss Jeri! For those who don’t know, Miss Jeri was my very first ballet teacher. She taught me the love of dance and also how to skip!

  2. Jessa Helton

    Ms. Erin,
    Congratulations on your blog! I am proud to read the honesty in your words. I love your dedication to dance. You have always been an inspiration to me!

    1. Miss Erin Post author

      Thanks Jessa! I miss having you in class. I’ll always remember teaching you ‘All That Jazz’ for Sinclair’s Dance Concert years ago. Hope all is well in your world!

  3. Joe Deer

    Love this blog and what you’re sharing here – and in the classroom. You are a gift to your students and we are a much richer community for what you bring to dance in Dayton. Thank you!

    1. Miss Erin Post author

      Thanks Joe! Your kind words mean a lot to me. I feel the same way about you and am so happy to have the opportunity of working with you. Hope you’re having a fun a productive sabbatical; we miss you!

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    Useful info. Fortunate me I found your website unintentionally, and I am stunned why this accident didn’t came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

  5. Anne Baltimore

    Great info. For a new dance mom

    1. Miss Erin Post author

      I’m glad you found the site helpful. Happy holidays!

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