Hip-Hop and Commercial Dance Instructor
Erick Yanez started dancing at the age of sixteen. Self-taught in hip hop, he began taking dance classes at Burnet High School where he learned the principal elements of dance. From the moment he started, he fell in love with dance and entered into his 1st two dance competitions: he placed top ten overall in both of them and received performance/showmanship awards along with a scholarship to New York Dance Experience. This provided multiple opportunities as an instructor and a performer. He then booked his 1st teaching job at Studio 29. Erick has also performed as a dancer in numerous music videos, shows, and traveled to work with multiple artists like Sean Paul, K Camp, Tory Lanez & D Woods. He has also trained and taken classes from many world-known choreographers like Matt Steffanina, NappyTabs, and Nick DeMoura just to name a few. After teaching choreography at multiple schools, camps, workshops, and intensives, Erick is now an instructor at various studios throughout the Austin area and a faculty member with Dupree Dance Convention. Erick is also the founder of Diversified Unity! He continues to spread his love for dance with others.