Erica Hughes is an instructor of Voice & Speech at VCU, as well as a private voice/dialect/text coach and a performer. In Richmond, she has also worked with Virginia Rep, Quill Theatre, RTP, Firehouse Theatre, University of Richmond, CAT, and TheatreLAB. She has also coached for the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Chicago Pride Films & Plays, Round House Theatre, and the National Speech & Debate Association, among other institutions. Erica has an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy/Stage Voice & Speech from VCU, and received additional training from Carnegie Mellon University, Denison University, the Gaiety School of Acting (Dublin, Ireland), and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. On the VCU mainstage, Erica has appeared in Sense & Sensibility (Mrs. Jennings) and Pride & Prejudice (Mrs. Bennet), for which she also coached dialects, and Spring Awakening (Adult Woman).