Principal dancer of PointeTango Dance Company
Erin Scott-Kafadar grew up in a house full of dance. Whether she was dancing in the studio during her mother’s ballet class or joining the circle of Turkish folk dancing at her father’s restaurant in Turkey, dance and music were always a big part of Erin’s life. She was born in Montreal, Canada where she completed a ten-year professional degree in Classical Ballet at L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec during which she started her professional career as a ballet dancer in 2010, touring with Le Jeune Ballet du Québec and with Ballet Ouest de Montréal’s production of ‘The Nutcracker’. Directly after graduating from L’ESBQ, she joined the Ballet Eddy Toussaint and was quickly promoted to Principal Dancer to tour with the company internationally for four years.
In 2016, Erin embarked on a new artistic path with her long time partner in life and in dance, Alexander Richardson, and decided to take on Argentine tango. She began her training in Buenos Aires, where she studied with maestros Francisco Forquera, Gabriel Missé, “Los Totis”, Natalia Hills y Alejandro Aquino, Hugo Mastrolorenzo and many others. She is currently the principal dancer of PointeTango Dance Company which has led her to perform on stages and dance floors with her partner Alexander Richardson in Buenos Aires, on cruise ships internationally and in festivals and events across Canada.