Eric Johnston

 

Director

Detroit Ballet; Betty Johnston Dance Studio; and Birmingham Dance Academy.

 

Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, City Center Joffrey, Cincinnati Ballet Company, Company of Dancers; soloist, National Dance Company, Mexico; principal, London Ballet Theatre; Director, Detroit Ballet

 

Producer

In His Own Words, National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors 1999 award-winning Documentary; Profile Winner, A Man Of His Music Small Documentary; The Carolina Angler Myrtle Beach,  Larry Gatlin Fantasy Harbor.  USA television, Nutcracker; Mexico network with major classic ballets; England, Beauty and the Beast; Michigan community access

 

Producer director

The Wassail Feast Detroit Institute of Arts 1999 to present

 

Education

BFA, University of Cincinnati - scholarship student; American Ballet Theatre - scholarship student; Joffrey - scholarship student; Harkness - scholarship student; Alvin Alley - Horton techniques/scholarship student.

 

Dance Instructors

George Zoritch, Loipa Araujo,  Joaquin Venegas, Oleg Sabline,  David Howard , Fernando Alonzo, Ileana Farres,  Peroslavyk, Micheal Lland, Martine Parmain, Shirley Rees-Edwards, Norma Taynton,  James Truette, David Maclaine, instructors of the American Ballet,  Royal Academy, Harkness and Joffrey Schools

 

Repertoire

Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Firebird, Pas de Dix Raymonda, Graduation Ball, Le Corsaire, Le Combat, Serenade, Concerto Barocco, Ballet Imperial, Carmina Burana, Katulli Carmina, Carmen, Sinfonia Simple, Prophecy, Arlequinade, Recuerdos, En l'Air, Last Autumn, Flammes de Paris, Peter and the Wolf, Salome, Samba de Jixi-Frevo, With Timbrels and Dance, Steven Fister Memorial, Midsummer's Night Dream, La Ronda, Beauty and the Beast

 

Repertoire

Pas de Deux: Sygfried - Swan Lake; Albrecht - Giselle; Snow - Nutcracker; Blue Bird et Pas de Trois - Sleeping Beauty; Colin - La Fille Mal Gardee; Romantique Pas de Deux - Le Corsaire; Pas de Deux - Carmina Burana; Pas de Deux - En L'Air; The Glass Menagerie, Apollo, Ballet Imperail

 

Opera

Michigan Opera Theatre; Cincinnati Summer Opera, USA; National Opera Company, Mexico; Merry Widow; Salome; Bartered Wife; The Elixir of Love; Madame Butterfly; Die Fleitermaus; Aida; La Favorita; Don Quijote; Carmen; Many Moons

 

Choreography

Danse Sacree et Profane, Prelude and Fugue in C minor; Carmen, Midsummer's Night Dream ; Merry Widow, Bartered Bride, La Favorita; Falstaff; Suite Romantique, Pas de Quatre, Sleeping Beauty Pas de Trois; Apres-Midi, Nutcracker Suite, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia ; Les Plaisirs Serieux, Homage, Apollo, En Blanc, All Things, choreographer for Club Land, State Theatre;  repertory maintenance of classics.

 

Theatre

Ase Es Baby original choreography, Guys and Dolls; Annie Get Your Gun; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Sugar; Little Mary Sunshine; Fantastics; Cabaret; Mame; Roar of Grease Paint; Othello; Midsummer's Night Dream; Hamlet; Tempest

 

Teaching

Birmingham Dance Academy, Betty Johnston Dance Studio, London Ballet Theatre, Compania National de Danza, Cincinnati Ballet Company, Company of Dancers, Ballet Theatro de Espazio, Jewish Community Center, and many other studios in Mexico, USA, and England.

 

Lecturing

Omni Arts in Education, over six hundred appearances at Detroit and Pontiac Public Schools from 1987 to present, numerous collages. Also, Montessori, Catholic and other public schools in Farmington and Birmingham

 

Festivals

Farmington Festival of the Dance 1998 to present, Farmington  Founders Festival, Entertainment Chairman from 1985-1999.  Founders Jazz Festival, Producer, 1988-1999

 

Honoraria

Farmington Area Arts Commission's 1993 Artist in Residence Award; Mayoral Tribute from Kathleen S. McLallen, City of Novi