Erin Norton graduated from East Carolina University in 2003 with a B.F.A. in Dance Education. While studying at E.C.U. she also taught dance classes for the Greenville Civic Ballet and the Little People’s Creative Workshop. In addition to the ECU faculty, Erin had the opportunity to work with guest artists including Mia Michaels and Gabe Masson. Shortly upon graduation, Erin was hired by Baltimore County Public Schools to establish the dance program at New Town High School. Seven years later, Erin was hired to establish another Fine Arts Dance program at Hereford High, and has happily been here ever since. Since it’s inception, the Dance Program at Hereford has grown from one class offering to five. Our dancers have consistently been chosen to receive All County and All State Honors, and to perform at events all over Maryland.
In 2010, Erin was recognized with the Simon A. McNeely Award for excellence in Dance Education, and in 2011, she was honored to receive the award for Maryland’s Dance Teacher of the Year. In 2019, Erin and a few of her lessons were also featured in Dance Teacher Magazine.
When she is not teaching at Hereford, Erin is a Summer Faculty member at The Moving Company Dance Center. She also works closely with the Maryland Dance Educators Association, and served for six years co-founder and chair of the Maryland Dance Alliance. In her free time, she enjoys running, volunteering, and spending time with her husband Mikey, and two sons Benny and JJ.
Christopher Rose has been the Producing Director for Hereford Theatre, Hereford High School’s main stage production Company from 2004 until the present. He also is the Troop Director for ITS Troupe 4529, Hereford’s Chapter of the International Thespian Society, and teachers Theatre, English, Public Speaking, and Film Studies here at HHS. Chris is a proud BCPS graduate of Dulaney High School, and studied at Towson University, where he double majored in Mass Communications and English Writing. He received his Teaching Certificate from TU as well, and he studied music at The Peabody Institute. Chris has been active in local Baltimore Community Theatre for years and has musically directed and conducted shows for local theatres such as Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, Tidewater Players, Dundalk Community Theatre, Phoenix Festival Theatre, and Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre. He has also spent his summers directing and musically directing various Theatre Summer workshops for youth groups such as The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, Pumpkin Theatre, and the Tidewater Teens.
Mr. David Sobel is honored to be co-directing the production of Mean Girls at Hereford High School. This is Mr. Sobel's 10th year teaching at Hereford and Baltimore County Public Schools. He currently directs the HHS Choir program, Guitar program, and teaches AP/GT Music Theory. Mr. Sobel holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia and a dual Performance/Education Master's Degree from the Peabody Institute of John's Hopkins University . Mr. Sobel is grateful to be part of the Hereford Theater family and is very proud of this year's cast!
Mr. Pilius is the Band director and music technology teacher at Hereford High School. As sponsor of the A/V Tech Club, Mr. Pilius trains and oversees students as they handle all aspects of lightning and sound for Hereford High productions. Mr. Pilius joined the Hereford Music department during the 2020-2021 school year after spending 4 years as instrumental director at Parkville High School. A proud Baltimore County native, Mr. Pilius graduated from Perry Hall High School. He would go on to receive a Bachelor's in Music Education from UMBC and a Master's in Wind Conducting from Messiah University. Mr. Pilius studied jazz guitar during his time in college and hopes to finish his debut solo album some time before the end of the century. Aside from music Mr. Pilius is passionate about hiking and camping, vintage motorcycles, home improvement, and history.
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