Erick started his ballet training at a young age in San Diego, California. At age 15 he started his Russian training with Maxim Tchernychev and soon left to study at Ellison Ballet in New York City. At the age of 17 he was invited to join the Graduating class at The Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, which he attended for a Semester. He has placed 1st in YAGP regionals, and received scholarships from Princess Grace Academy, the Harid Conservatory, Zurich Dance Academy, and the Washington Ballet School at YAGP NYC finals in 2013. Erick graduated from Ellison Ballet- Professional Training Program in May 2015. He then went on to dance with Tulsa Ballet’s second company. He has performed Ballet’s by John Kranko, Edwaard Liang, Marcello Angelini, George Balanchine, Ma Cong, among others. This is Erick’s first season with Ballet Arizona.