Erin Harold Alvarado is in her seventh year as the Pom Squad coach at Texas Tech University. In 2017,
she led the Texas Tech Pom Squad to the squad’s first national championship in school history in Division
1A Jazz at NDA. Most recently, she and her team defended their Jazz 1A title at the 2018 NDA
Championships and added a second title in the Pom 1A division. While at Texas Tech, her teams have
travelled to Shanghai, China to represent the USA in their annual Tourism Festival, performed alongside
the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and are consistently requested to do performances across the United
States. Erin is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, and
a minor in dance. She was a member of the WVU Dance Team, and then coached for three years where
the team won two consecutive NDA collegiate national championships in 2010 & 2011. She is an
adjudicator for NDA, UDA, USA, USASF, and Showbiz Talent. Erin has travelled to Tokyo, Japan to judge
for JCDA, and most recently travelled to Australia to judge the AASCF Dance Nationals. In addition to
coaching the Pom Squad, Erin currently serves as an Adjunct Dance Faculty member at Texas Tech in
jazz, hip hop, kinesthetic movement and tap. Additionally, she has been a guest speaker at Varsity &
USASF Conferences, is part of the credentialing committee for USASF, is a member of NDCA and spoke
at their conference in 2018, is the Category Director for the Contemporary/Lyrical division at The Dance
Worlds and assists with NDA Judges Training.