Erica Bittner grew up in small town Iowa. She moved to Chicago to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and then she decided to call Chicago home. She also recently trained in the competitive Acting Shakespeare summer intensive at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she earned a certificate.
Erica's work on camera includes: Chicago Fire and American Greed (TV), Chat (film), and various commercials, industrials, and voice over.
Erica has theatrical experience ranging from musical theatre to classical work to devised pieces and spectacle-based ephemera. Favorite Chicago credits include: Bad Jews (Theatre Wit/Northshore Center/Royal George); The Madness of Edgar Allen Poe (First Folio Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane); Pygmalion and Love's Labours Lost (Oak Park Festival Theatre); Richard III: No Beast So Fierce (Oracle Theatre); and credits with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, Light Opera Works, Redmoon, and One Year Chekhov. International credits: The Two Noble Kinsmen (RADA) and Momentary Opera (Redmoon).
Outside of her work as an actor, Erica practices yoga and strives to travel abroad every other year. So far, she's visited 12 countries across the world, including Iceland and Japan.