Andrew Erickson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his training in Chicago, Illinois at Hubbard Street Dance and Ballet Chicago under teachers including Birute Barodicaite, Claire Bataille, and Daniel Duell. Since joining Madison Ballet, Mr. Erickson has appeared as the Ashman in Cinderella, Spanish and Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, Bottom in Peter Anastos’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Grand Pas Classique, Dracula, and in many other works.
Mr. Erickson has also danced with Minnesota Ballet under the direction of Robert Gardner. There he performed as the Russian Soloist in Allen Fields’ A Manhattan Nutcracker, and as the dancing master and a courtier in Cinderella. Erickson was also featured as the soloist in George Montague’s Pas de Trois from Corelli Concerto which opened Minnesota Ballet’s 50th anniversary Gala performance.
During his time with Minnesota Ballet, he originated roles in two ballets created for the New York Choreographic Institute of New York City Ballet. Mr. Erickson also performed as Gamache in Don Quixote, and in George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Divertimento No. 15. He has appeared as a dancer with Chicago Folks Operetta in Madame Pompadour and was featured in a revival of Marin Marais’ Ariane et Bacchus with Haymarket Opera.
Mr. Erickson has also performed with Chamber Opera Chicago in their production of Persuasion where he has been featured on two tours of the United Kingdom. Erickson has toured throughout the United States and in Canada, Italy, Scotland, and England. This is Mr. Erickson’s fourth season with Madison Ballet.