Erick Deshaun Dorris
Erick Deshaun Dorris is an Artist & Educator. Dorris is a Co-Founder and Administrator for United In Excellence, an education advocacy and community arts program in his hometown of Joliet, IL. He also produces a series of live performances and recordings called "WERKSHOP," featuring nationally renowned musicians and vocalists. Erick has developed arts education and mentorship programs at Steppenwolf Theater, Lookingglass Theater, Fort Knox Studios, and Chicago Public Schools. He previously served the Director of Curricular Enhancements for a network of over 30 elementary and high schools, where he oversaw arts education and after-school programs. Dorris currently sits on the Board of Inspectors for Joliet Public Schools, District #86. He also serves as an advisory, or board member, to the Greater Joliet Alliance for Youth (JAY), Ingenuity, Inc., and the NAACP - Joliet Branch #3018. Erick holds a Bachelor's in Theatre Arts from Millikin University and a Master's of Performing Arts Administration from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts.