New Bedford Ballet
Lake Erie Ballet
Mercyhurst College Ballet, Minnesota
Erin Petitjean Allen
Ms. Petitjean Allen is a former student of the New Bedford Ballet and a founding member and principal dancer of the New Bedford Youth Ballet. She has also studied with Atlanta Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and is a graduate of Mercyhurst College with a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in teaching.
Ms. Petitjean Allen has danced with Mercyhurst Dancers, Lake Erie Ballet and Ballet Minnesota. She has a great talent for choreography and has choreographed for Mercyhurst Dancers, Fairhaven Middle School and many parts for the New Bedford Ballet performances.
In 1996 Ms. Petitjean returned as a guest teacher and choreographer for the New Bedford Ballet summer program. She has taught for Ballet Minnesota, and is currently an elementary school teacher for New Bedford Public Schools. Ms. Petitjean joined the faculty in 2000. She is an instructor for New Bedford Ballet's beginning through advanced levels.