Eric White was born in Seoul, South Korea to American parents. He began dancing at age nine with various studios in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Mr. White furthered his education with San Francisco Ballet School and later with the Houston Ballet Academy and Houston Ballet II.
In 2013, Mr. White joined Ballet Arizona under the direction of Ib Andersen where he performed soloist and major roles while with the company.
Since 2015 he has been engaged as a soloist dancer with Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany under direction of Martin Schläpfer and Remus Suçheana.
He has danced numerous major roles including: Nutcracker (The Prince), Giselle (Albrecht), Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), Don Quixote (Basilio), Cinderella, (The Prince), La Bayadere (Solor & Golden Idol), Coppelia (Franz), Flower Festival in Genzano, Violin Concerto (1st Aria), Mozartiana (Pas de deux), Ratmansky’s Carnival of the Animals (The Rooster)
His repertoire also includes: Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, Western Symphony, Four Temperaments, Episodes, Stars and Stripes; Sir Frederick Ashton’sSymphonic Variations, Les Patineur; Bournonville’s Napoli; Ib Andersen’s Symphony Classique, The Nutcracker; Stanton Welch’s Blue, The Long and Winding Road, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, Brigade, Sleeping Beauty; Schläpfer’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, 7, Donauwaltz, Partiten, Obelisco; as well as Offscreen by Alejandro Cerrudo
Mr. White has also been featured in new creations with choreographers Nils Christie, Hubert Essakov, Terrence Kohler, Ib Andersen, So-Yeon Kim, Nayon Iovino, Yannick Boquin, Garrett Smith, Slawomir Wozniak, Claudio Muñoz, and Remus Suçheana.
Since engaged with Ballett am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Germany, Mr. White has had successful soloist creations on him in Martin Schläpfer’s “Konzert für Orchestra” and “Petite Messe Solennelle” which was filmed and featured on “ZDF” television as well as a pas de deux with So-Yeon Kim in Remus Suçheana’s “Romanze” and the title role in “Abendlied” under the same choreographer.
Guestings have taken Mr. White to Spain, The Netherlands, Israel, Scotland, Canada, Austria, Indonesia, as well as across parts of Germany, The United States of America, and Switzerland.
He continues to teach and dance worldwide.
Photo Credit: Ron Brewer
Dutch born Feline van Dijken began her early training in her hometown of Amsterdam. She later furthered her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of the Hague; later the Heinz Bosl Foundation in Munich; also in summer courses of the Royal Ballet London; as well as the Juilliard “Summer Dance Intensive” in New York City, NY.
In 2005, Ivan Liška invited her to join the corps de ballet of the Bavarian State Ballet, Munich where she danced roles in Giselle, Raymonda, La Bayadère, La Dame aux Camélias, as well as title roles in Michel Fokine’s Shéhérazade, Hans van Manen’s Große Fuge and the world premiere of Martin Schläpfer’s Violakonzert/II. She also danced in choreographies by Lucinda Childs, Itzik Galili, Jacopo Godani and Jiří Kylián.
As of 2009, Ms. van Dijken is a soloist dancer of Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where she has danced in choreographies by George Balanchine, Kurt Jooss, Regina van Berkel, Nils Christe, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, Martin Schläpfer, and Twyla Tharp. Furthermore she danced leading roles in Mozartiana by George Balanchine and The Concert by Jerome Robbins.
Photo Credit: Ron Brewer
Enroll now for this Master class with Eric White and Feline van Dijken From Ballett am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Germany.
August 4, 2018
10am - 12:30pm
Feline will teach the advanced class and Eric will teach the intermediate class. Only $10 per student
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