Erin Stiefel-Inch was born in New Haven, Connecticut and at age 9 began ballet classes at the Monona Academy of Dance in Madison, Wisconsin. Erin continued her ballet study, under scholarship, with Milwaukee Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Carlisle Project and School of American Ballet (the official school of The New York City Ballet) in New York City. Erin was professionally contracted by Basel Ballet in Basel, Switzerland under the direction of Heinz Spoerli shortly after turning 17 years old. She also danced professionally with Bonn Ballet and Zurich Ballet where she danced numerous principal roles under the direction of Bernd Roger Bienert and Heinz Spoerli. Erin has an extensive repertoire in classical ballet having danced many of the great classics such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Vivandiere, Raymonda, The Merry Widow and more. She is well versed in contemporary and modern ballets having danced ballets from such eminent choreographers as Hans Van Manen, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Balanchine, Nijinsky, Amanda Miller, Ed Wubbe and Bejart.
Upon retirement, due to a knee injury, Erin returned to the U.S. Eleven years ago she opened a small studio in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to provide coaching and specific ballet instruction to serious ballet instruction to serious ballet students. She has seen many students who have passed through her doors go on to dance professional ballet. She has also given numerous master classes at Bucknell University, as well as, has rehearsed ballets for them. Erin has served as a faculty member for the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania in State College, Pennsylvania.