|Title:||Senior Instructor, Production Manager (Dance)
|Department:||Theater and Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
|Office:||Band/Dance Facility 007|
Eric graduated from Augusta College and earned his MFA in Design for Stage from Western Illinois University. He has assisted, designed and produced for trade shows, ballet, opera, regional theatre, Off-Broadway and Broadway. His resident and guest design positions include service to Theatre Project in Baltimore, Maryland Arts Festival, Ashlawn Highland Opera Festival and many others. For twelve years he served as the resident scenic and lighting designer for Lexington Children’s Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. As a young designer he received a TCG/National Endowment for the Arts Designer Fellowship where he assisted legendary designers Tom Skelton, Michael Philippi, Kevin Rigdon, Brian MacDevitt, Natasha Katz and others at venues such as The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. His teaching includes classes and workshops for colleges, universities and professional training programs such as Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Kentucky and The Hotchkiss School Summer Program. He is currently on faculty with University of South Carolina and the Production Designer for USC Dance. Eric’s ongoing work comprises design and production management for Lexington Ballet, Columbia Music Festival, Wideman-Davis Dance Company and he is the owner of SourceLight LLC. Eric’s published writing life is trade articles for Painter’s Journal and Business Lexington and in the fiction genre he’s a recipient of the Broad River Prize for Prose honoring his short story Enner Smith. His novel Jacob Jump is a publication of Pat Conroy’s Story River Books. Eric is also a proud member of ASCAP.