Eric Trope

Michael Waldrop

Eric Trope is a freelance choreographer, dancer, repetiteur, and teacher.

Eric’s latest choreographic work was seen on the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group in February 2023 after winning their Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative. Previously he showed work at the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival in July of 2021, after receiving a commission for winning their 2020  “Choreo-contest.”  Eric also premiered a piece for the Miami City Ballet School and Apprentice Program for their spring showcase in June of 2021. Earlier that year, Eric premiered Fire and Gold for the Miami City Ballet outdoor pop-up series at the Wynwood Walls. He was also selected to participate in the 2016 Fall Session of the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet. His short film Patience was included in the 2019 Mobile Dance Film Festival. In 2019, Eric’s work was presented at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts as part of the finale of the prestigious Mainly Mozart Festival.He also has made works for the Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Louisiana Delta Ballet, the New World Symphony, and the fundraiser Shut up and Dance.

He finished his eighth season with the Miami City Ballet in April of 2021. He previously danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet for four seasons and most recently was a guest artist with BalletX. Eric has danced a vast amount of repertoire including works by Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, Ratmansky, Taylor, Kylian, Peck, and many others. Some of his featured roles include Riff in Robbins’ West Side Story Suite, Phlegmatic in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Johnny in Taylor’s Company B, the Paul Taylor solo in Balanchine’s Episodes, and “Taylor” in Justin Peck’s Rodeo.  Eric has toured extensively including the NY State Theater and NY City Center in NYC, the Music Center and Segerstrom Center in LA, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. 

Eric has been a guest teacher at the Rock School for Dance Education, the Finnish National Ballet, Maryland Youth Ballet, Regional Dance America, Ballet Elite, among many others. In March 2021, Eric began staging Justin Peck’s Heatscape for the Finnish National Ballet; the ballet was performed in Helsinki in the fall of 2022. Finally, Eric is a cofounder of Buddy System, an nonprofit focused on food insecurity that was started in response to the Miami community’s immense need during the COVID-19 Pandemic.