Erica Lynette Edwards is a stalwart of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, one of the most prestigious companies in the United States.
In the decade or so, as of now (2012), that she's been with Joffrey, she has appeared in numerous works, such Apollo, Appalachian Spring, and Cinderella (in which she danced the role of the Fairy Godmother), The Green Table ( as the Partisan Woman), and a pas de deux in Light Rain.
Ms. Edwards has also lent her time to teaching in different school and community programs in the metropolitan Chicago area, and she was even featured in Robert Altman movie The Company.
She's also been included in the children's book "Beautiful Ballerinas," so I'm obviously not the only one who thinks she's gorgeous. :-)