Erica Soto

Musical Theatre and Acting Instructor

Erica Soto is a Music Teacher, Director, and professional vocalist for Bluewater Kings Band. Their passion for musicianship and performance is widely demonstrated throughout the West Michigan music & theater community, including recently directing for Ten For All at Civic Theater. Other notable performances include opening for Grammy Award winning artist, NE-YO and Leslie Odom Jr, as well as various productions and concert series at Civic Theater, since 2019. Erica was also featured as a vocalist with the Grand Rapids Symphony. “I love teaching at Civic because it allows me to connect with and mentor students who are eager to learn about theater and performance. I believe in the future of our theater. Our students will thrive as long as there are professionals willing to share their knowledge and show them that it is possible to follow their dreams.”

What inspires you?
Being surrounded by folks with different ideas, experiences & backgrounds who love to create.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Hermoine Granger

What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Nutella & apples