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Originally from Charleston, South Carolina and inspired by The Spoleto Festival, Eric became passionate about classical music and dance at an early age.  After graduating from the College of Charleston in Theatre, Eric furthered his studies at the Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham Dance Schools on scholarship in New York City.

 

As a Concert Dancer, Eric was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet for four years.  He also was a member of Ben Munisteri Dance Projects for fourteen years performing at Lincoln Center, BAM, The Joyce Theatre and Dance Theatre Workshop.  Other companies include NY City Opera, NY Philharmonic, LA Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, Mark Dendy, and Donald Byrd / The Group.  

 

Eric also performed in the National Tours of Evita!Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and three productions of West Side Story: European Tour, La Scala Opera, and an International Tour.

 

Throughout his career Eric has been fortunate to assist and learn from many Choreographers and Directors while being an Associate on Broadway, National Tours, and Encores at City Center.  This led to the debut of his own Choreography in 2007.  

 

Eric continues to study in both classical and modern forms of dance and music, while working to create new visuals in story telling on new productions and World Premieres.  Eric’s choreography has now been featured on Television, Theatre, and in Opera houses around the world.