Erin Westfall

Ballet Idaho Board of Directors

Speech-Language Pathologist and Chief Clinical Coordinator at A Mind for All Seasons

Please describe your education and career history, highlighting any philanthropic, artistic, or nonprofit work. 

Erin has a B.A. in Theater Arts with emphasis in Lighting Design and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a founding member of Daisy’s Madhouse Fringe Theater and is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, actor, and director. Erin enjoys volunteering with Courageous Kids Climbing, Idaho Trails Association, and Sidewalk Talk. She is currently the Chief Clinical Coordinator at A Mind for All Seasons, a business focusing on helping people optimize their brain health to ensure that cognitive changes don’t negatively impact our client’s quality of life. 

What do you believe about ballet? Or why were you drawn to be a part of Ballet Idaho?

I grew up in ballet classes, eventually competing in Jr. High and High School. It was a large part of my life, and I have many great memories. I also feel as though there are many lessons I learned as a child in dance class- commitment, hard work, team work, etc. As an adult I was asked to teach in the preballet program at Ballet Idaho, which I also enjoyed very much, though I was only able to commit enough time for 2 years. Ballet Idaho upholds a commitment to excellence in dancecraft, and I am excited to share in a part of that by being a member of the Board.

If you could pick one song for our company to dance to, which song would you pick? And why?

Dove Sono from The Marriage of Figaro. Even though it’s from an opera, I always felt like the song called for a movement interpretation. It’s beautiful.