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 Project, Opus Mixtus Post Jazz, 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 and was named the Outstanding Graduate of the Year in Dance. In 2011, she was awarded with the Alumni To Watch Award from SDSU’s School of Music and Dance. Also in 2011, Buechner started her own dance company, Sound Dance Company, which debuted at the youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition 2011. 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. In January of 2014, Buechner was named by the San Diego Union-Tribune as an “Artist to Watch” in 2014. WEBSITE