Eric Figueredo

Eric Figueredo began his dance training at age ten in Brazil under the Escola de Dança Fundação Porto Real. He had the opportunity to participate in many competitions, including Preselection of Prix de Lausanne where he was the winner. Eric has attended Houston Ballet Summer Intensive where he got a scholarship to train under the direction of Vicki Attard with Houston Ballet Academy. He has enjoyed many opportunities to perform and cover various different roles in each production with the principal company under the direction of Staton Welch. This is Eric’s first season with Texas Ballet Theater.

Where are you from?
Brazil

When did you begin dancing?
When I was 10 years old

Why did you begin dancing?
Because I always loved to dance

When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
This is my first season with Texas Ballet Theater

What is your favorite ballet to see? 
Giselle is one of my favorite ballets to see

What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed? 
My favorite ballets to perform are Raymonda and The Nutcracker.

What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
The learning ability

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? 
Architect

What outdoor activities do you enjoy? 
Hanging out with friends and going out to get food.

What kind of music do you like best?
I like to listen to everything, I’m very eclectic

What’s your least favorite part of getting ready for a performance? 
The adrenaline