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Tokyo, Japan

Austrian Ballet School, Tokyo and Royal Ballet Upper School

English National Ballet
Joined 2015. Promoted to First Artist 2019, Soloist 2022.

Notable roles with the Company include the Nutcracker, Russian and lead couple in Waltz of the Flowers in Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker, Hilarion in Akram Khan’s Giselle, Mercutio in Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet, both Ali and Birbanto in Le Corsaire, Beggar Chief and Dancing Gents in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, the Pas de Trois in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake and one of the Four Fates in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella. Created roles include William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2)

Favourite roles
Romeo, Romeo & Juliet and Basilio from Don Quixote

Roles would like to dance
Albrecht from Giselle

Career highlight
Being named Young British Dancer of the Year 2014

Other info
Trainee at Austrian Ballet Company, under Rio Mitani, Japan 2011-12 and is a huge fan of football! In 2016, Erik was a finalist in English National Ballet’s annual Emerging Dancer competition