Julia Erickson, originally from Seattle, Washington, brought a passion and expertise for George Balanchine's works to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre when she joined the company as a corps de ballet member in 2001.
Her repertoire includes roles in the Balanchine works Sylvia Pas de Deux, Serenade, and The Four Temperaments - among others. She danced the dual role of Odette and Odile in Balanchine's Swan Lake, a role she herself considers a turning point in her career.
Promoted to a soloist position in 2004, she became a principal in 2009. At five feet, eight inches tall, she's reported by Dance magazine to be the tallest female principal with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.