Louisa Erlich was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At age three, she began taking dance lessons in tap and ballet. When she was five, she and her family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she continued tap, ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes. She was accepted into the Peabody Children's Chorus, and studied violin at the Peabody Institute for seven years.
Louisa's love for music and dance ignited her transition into musical theater. She became involved in many musicals around the Baltimore area. Louisa began traveling to New York City each month to work with a vocal coach, and during summers to study acting. She signed with a local talent agent, and began doing commercial, voiceover and film work.
When Louisa turned sixteen she moved to New York City, where she attended the Professional Children's School. She continued her training, and began auditioning and working on various film projects.
Recently, she graduated from The New School where she studied Screenwriting and Screen Studies. She then completed a graduate level television writing program at Columbia University. Louisa now resides in New York City where she continues her work.