Over the past decade Erika Atkins has worked as an arts administrator, youth development professional, teaching artist and performer in not only New York City, but also her native Washington D.C. area. Erika's life changing experiences growing up as a young artist led her to attend George Mason University, where she obtained a B.A. in Music.
She has served as the Director of Operations and Communications and a Teaching Artist at Opening Act since 2015 and also holds a M.S. in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Previously Erika has worked at The New Victory Theater (New York City) and Levine Music (Washington D.C.). In addition to serving on the Arts Education Advisory Council for Americans for the Americans for the Arts, she also is the Secretary of the Board of the Directors for the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Alliance for Theater and Education as the Communications Chair and is the Editor in Chief of their publication Incite/Insight.
She continues to perform and produces in the NYC area and is involved in various social justice and political causes.