Erica Frankel

Artist, Wordsmith, Podcast Fangirl.


Erica is the Managing Director of Hillel’s Office of Innovation, as well as a modern dancer and performer in and around New York City.


Prior to joining the OOI team, Erica worked at NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, where she tripled the size of the center’s major educational initiative, led over 285 students on service-­learning trips to 10 countries, and had the privilege of mentoring and managing 53 interns. As a dancer, Erica’s favorite performances include the first time she danced at Judson Church (she wept), running up and down the rotunda at the Guggenheim under the direction of Meredith Monk, and wearing a full-length wig in front of 7,958 people at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre.


Erica holds BFA and MA degrees in Dance from NYU, as well as a certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. She also serves as Director of Community for National Choreography Month, which engages hundreds of American dance artists annually. Erica lives in Harlem with her husband Dimitry and her cat Vaska.