Erika ‘Red’ Stowall is a choreographer and educator. Red attended University of Michigan, receiving a BFA in Dance and Choreography. Afterward, Red attended Wayne State University, receiving a post-bachelor in Dance Education. Currently, Red is teaching at Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences. Red is the 2015 Applebaum Emerging Artist for choreography at Ponyride and 2016 Kresge Artist Fellow. This summer, Red attended as the only performing arts educator to assisting with administering US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, taking place in Northeast Brazil. Red is the Artistic Director of Big Red Wall Dance Company. The company has performed locally and throughout the United States.