First-Year Honors Student Appears In Netflix Holiday Movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square”



Dancing is in Erin Banks’ blood. Her mother was a dancer and inspired Banks’ passion, which started at the age of six. Banks is a first-year Honors student at TCU, majoring in dance with concentrations in ballet and modern dance.

The Atlanta native started off with hip-hop and ballet and progressed into learning other styles. “I competed in dance for a long time and eventually started to take it more seriously and to train professionally,” she said.

In early 2019, Banks’ home studio in Atlanta canceled classes to allow dancers a chance to attend open auditions for a movie directed by Debbie Allen that would begin filming in the summer, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.”

“I didn’t even want to audition,” Banks reflected, “But since the studio canceled classes, I figured I may as well.”

After an audition and two call-backs, Banks got the news – she was in!

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