Erik “Silky” Moore started dancing at the early age of nine. He received his initial training from Debbie Fratta’s Dance Concepts. While still a member of this studio Erik appeared as a featured performer on the St. Jude’s Telethon for two consecutive years. Erik continued his training at the Connecticut Academy of Performing Arts. While there, Erik was asked to perform for the Governor of the state of Connecticut.
In September of 2003 Erik joined the dancers at Studio 5D of Oviedo, Florida. During his first months at the studio Erik was asked to serve as the assistant teacher to the advanced tap classes. Studio 5D is where Erik began his competitive dance career. In his first international competition Erik won the title of Teen Mr. Starquest.
Erik is a very entertaining and inspiring dancer, who’s specialties include Tap, Hip-Hop, Modern and Jazz. You may have seen him recently as a featured dancer on seasons five, six and eleven of Fox’s hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance” making his way to the top 11 male contestants.
His style and choreography has won numerous awards and made him a sought after choreographer and dancer in many parts of the country. His most recent stage performance being alongside the legendary Savion Glover.