Originally from Charleston, SC, Eric became passionate about classical music and dance at an early age, inspired by the Spoleto Festival. 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 BAM, Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theatre, Dance Theatre Workshop and in Germany. Other NY Concert dance work includes NY City Opera, NY Philharmonic, Mark Dendy, Max Luna, and Donald Byrd/The Group.
In Musical Theatre as a performer Eric was on the National Tours of Evita! (as the Tango Dancer), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and three productions of West Side Story: a European Tour, at La Scala Opera, and an International Tour.
Eric transitioned into Choreography as an Associate and worked on Everyday Rapture on Broadway, Little House on the Prairie, We The People, Happy Days! National Tours, My Fair Lady, Most Happy Fella! at Lincoln Center, and Bells Are Ringing at Encores.
As a Choreographer Eric’s credits include the World Premieres of: The Lion, The Unicorn, and Meby Jeanine Tesori; Artus! Excalibur by Frank Wildhorn; Odyssey by Ben Moore; and Princess Butterfly for XSBN in China. Kennedy Center Choreographic credits include:Porgy and Bess, Samson and Delilah, Candide, West Side Story, The Little Prince, Florencia en el Amazonas, and La Forza del Destino.
Eric is currently in his 9th Season at the Glimmerglass Festival and in collaboration with Director Francesca Zambello as her Head of Stage Movement and Choreography.
He has also created productions for: Atlantic Theatre II, Opera Bordeaux, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Los Angeles Opera, Metropolitan Museum, Milan Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Opera Philadelphia, Paris Fashion Week, Seattle Opera, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Théâtre du Capitole, Theater St. Gallen, and Washington National Opera.
Eric continues to study in both classical and modern forms of dance and music, while working to create new visuals in story telling. His choreographic work has been featured on Television, in Theatres and Opera houses around the world.