Andrew Erickson / by William Smith

Andrew Erickson studied ballet under Birute Barodicaite, Claire Bataille, and Patti Selander Eylar in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Erickson has danced previously with Madison ballet where he appeared in Dracula, as the Ashman soloist in Cinderella, and as the Spanish soloist in The Nutcracker. Mr. Erickson later accepted a position with Minnesota Ballet where he appeared in the 50th anniversary gala performance as the soloist in George Montague's Pas De Trois from Corelli Concerto. While at Minnesota Ballet, he performed for the New York Choreographic Institute of New York City ballet and also appeared as Russian soloist in The Nutcracker and as the dancing master in Cinderella. He has additionally performed Gamache in Don Quixote and in George Balanchine's Who Cares?and Divertimento 15.  He has appeared with Chicago Folks Operetta in Madame Pompadour and was recently featured in Chamber Opera Chicago’s production of Persuasion which toured to Scotland and England.