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Eric Burrough

Ballet Instructor

Eric was born and raised in North Vancouver. He started his professional career with Ballet BC and has worked with many companies throughout Europe, dancing his first leading role at the age of 21 as prince Siegfried in Swan Lake. Eric has partnered many top ballerinas including Nina Ananiashvili, Lali Kandelaki, Nino Gogua and Galina Cajka.

Eric’s career highlights include dancing the leading roles in Apollo by George Balanchine, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Le Conservatory, First flash by Jorma Elo, Oh Inverted World by Trey McIntyre and The Rite of Spring by Edward Clug. Along with this he has performed in countless Gala concerts throughout Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Estonia, Slovenia and Georgia.

Eric in Coppelia rehearsal - Coastal City Ballet - May 2014

Not only is he affluent in live performances but his work has also appeared in televised productions. Eric has taken part in multiple televised promotional interviews, including Morning news TV shows and commercials.

Eric also had the privilege to be coached by Yelena Pankova, Irek Mukhamedov and Aleksei Fadeechev. In 2013 he won along with his partner Nini Samadashvili the Grand Prix prize, First place in classical pas de deux and First place in Modern at the Riga spring international competition. Since returning to Canada Eric has taught at a number of dance schools including Pacific DanceArts and Vancouver Junior Professional Division. In the summer of 2014 he attended a teachers training seminar at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet to further his knowledge of dance. He is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and love of dance this year.