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Eric Bean Jr.

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Growing up in the Los Angeles Area, music was always a part of Eric’s life; Remembering weekends that were spent cleaning the house while watching Soul Train and trying to replicate the latest dance crazes. But it wasn’t until he returned to Bermuda in his teen years and was given the opportunity to participate in the Youth Theatrical Road Show that he realized just how much it would affect his life.


He officially began his train at the age of 15 under the tutelage of Suzette Harvey (founder of the Bermuda Dance Company & United Dance Productions Studio). Through her guidance and unwillingness to settle for anything less than the very best, Eric found a love for the art form of dance and a passion for sharing it with others. Following in her footsteps, he went on to attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia (PA), where he was eventually invited to become a member of Eleone Dance Theater. Under the direction of Shawn-Lamere Williams, he continued to grow as an artist and performer; working his way through the ranks to a position of principle dancer.


Immediately after completion of his undergraduate program, he was invited to join the world renowned Koresh Dance Company under the direction of Artistic Director/Choreographer/Founder Ronen Koresh. Here he received opportunities to work with and perform works by pioneers in the dance community including: Donald Byrd(Spectrum Dance Theatre, Color Purple Musical), Robert Battle ( Alvin Aliey American Dance Theatre) and Ohad Naharin (Batshava Dance Company) to name a few.


Choreographically, Eric has been given the opportunity to create work for several companies as well as hold faculty positions in various national and international dance programs including University of the Arts, University of Nevada Las Vegas and ‘Dance Bermuda’; American Ballet Theatre’s only international dance program. In 2014 he was also given the opportunity to work with the legendary Frank Gatson, Jr. and his creative team on their revamping of the Las Vegas classic, “Jubilee! The Showgirl Reborn”.


In 2012 he created Jaricco.Dance – A Contemporary Dance Company (currently based in Bermuda) with the focus on providing opportunities for local and international dance artists to network and collaborate while presenting works of artistic excellence.


Eric has always believed art and expression is something that should be shared with everyone and has strived to surround himself with like minded individuals. With this belief as a base, he alongside long time colleague Roberto Rodriguez-Garcia, founded Styles of 2 Summer Intensive Programs to enrich education & exposure to students in styles of Jazz Dance and Latin Social Dances.

ERIC G. BEAN JR.

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ACADEMIC PREPARTION

2003 – 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance Education with a double emphasis in Choreography and Modern Dance. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Advisors: Connie Michael, Curt Haworth, Kim Bears-Bailey, Ronen Koresh.


INTERNATIONAL

2014 Bermuda Glee Project – “ICONIC” – Presented by Troika Bermuda **Creative Director**

2014 Beauty & the Beast – Director: Steve Huntsman. Produced by Troika Bermuda

2013 Jaricco.Dance – “Through the Looking Glass” – 2 original works for 9 dancers

2013 Bermuda Glee Project – “FAME” – Presented by Troika Bermuda **Dance Director**

2013 Bermuda Emancipation Celebration

2013 United Dance Productions (Bermuda) – “Now Behold..” 7 min dance work

2012 Bermuda Emancipation Celebration

2012 United Dance Productions (Bermuda) – “Testimonies” – 18 min dance work

2012 Once on this Island – Director: Steve Huntsman. Produced by Troika Bermuda.

2011 Bermuda Civic Ballet – “Jogo” – contemporary ballet for 7 dancers

2011 Jaricco.Dance – “Return to Paradise” – 70 min original work for 9 dancers

2010 Bermuda Civic Ballet – “Nomad” – 20 min dance work


NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY

2014 Frank Gatson, Jr. *Bally’s JUBILEE! – Dance Assistant to Creative Team

2014 University of Nevada (UNLV) – “MassCharade” – 20 min dance work

2012 Brandywine Ballet Company – “The Game” – 15 min contemporary ballet 

2010 Eleone Connection – “PRIME” – 14 min dance work 

2009 Eleone Connection – “Essence” – 9 min dance work 

2008 Missouri Contemporary Ballet – “The Final Hour” – 9 min contemporary ballet 

2007 Eleone Dance Theatre – “Bitter Suite” – 8 min dance work


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ERIC G. BEAN JR. 

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Weight: 160lbs    Height: 6’0

Eyes: Brown    Hair: Black

Vocal: Tenor/Baritone    Specialty: Interm. Tumbling

PERFORMANCE EXPERINCE

2013       Jaricco.Dance Company (Bermuda) – Producer, Choreographer, Performer in 70 minute evening of dance for eight dancers. 

2011/13 Koresh Dance Company – Works by Ronen Koresh. Notable performance in Madrid, Spain.

2010       An Evening of Dance (Bermuda) – Guest Performer/Choreographer for The National Dance Foundation of Bermuda 

2009/10 Koresh Dance Company – Works by Ronen Koresh & Ohad Naharin. Notable performances in Madrid/Santander, Spain; and Mexico 

2008/09 Koresh Dance Company – Works by Ronen Koresh & Paul Selwyn Norton. Notable performances in Soul/Busan, Korea; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Istanbul, Turkey. 

2007/08 Koresh Dance Company – works by Ronen Koresh, Itzik Galili of Galili Dance & Donald Byrd. Notable performances in Istanbul, Turkey and Seattle, Washington (guest of Spectrum Dance Company)

2006/07 Eleone Dance Theater (Principle Dancer) – works by Tommie Waheed Evens of Complexions & Molly Misgalla

2005/06 Eleone Dance Theater (Principle Dancer) – Works by Christopher L. Huggins & Milton Myers of Philadanco. 


EDUCATION

University of the Arts – B.F.A. in Dance Education with a double emphasis in modern dance and choreography 

School at Jacobs Pillow – Modern Traditions program. Milton Myers scholarship recipient


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ERIC G. BEAN JR.

www.EBJDANCE.com (web)

info@ebjdance.com (email)

Contact Me for a Press Packet

ACADEMIC PREPARTION

2003 – 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance Education with a double emphasis in Choreography and Modern Dance. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Advisors: Connie Michael, Curt Haworth, Kim Bears-Bailey, Ronen Koresh.

TEACHING COMPETENCIES

Modern Dance      Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Jazz Stylizations     Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Ballet Technique    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Hip- Hop Dance     Beginning, Intermediate

Salsa Dance            Beginning

INTERNATIONAL

2012 STYLES OF 2 INTENSVE – Ballet (beg/inter./adv.), Styles of Jazz Dance (Bermuda) **Program Director

2011 AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE - Jazz Funk/ Intro to hip-hop. International Program hosted by Dance Bermuda.

2011 ADDICTED 2 DANCE STUDIO - Styles of Jazz Dance (interm. & adv.). (Queensland Australia) in partnership with Jaricco.Dance: An Arts Company

2011 STYLES OF 2 INTENSVE – lyrical Jazz and Contemporary (Bermuda) **Program Director

2010 AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE - Introduction to hip-hop. International Program hosted by Dance Bermuda.

2009 – 2010 STYLES OF 2 INTENSVE – Styles of Jazz Dance (Bermuda) **Program Director

2006 – present UNITED DANCE PRODUCTIONS - Jazz, Horton technique & Hip-hop (Bermuda) **Recurring Position

NATIONAL

2014 NEVADA BALLET THEATRE – Contemporary and Jazz Dance

2014 UNIV. OF NEVADA (UNLV) – Jazz Dance

2014 LAS VEGAS ACADEMY - Jazz Dance and Horton Technique

2014 ROCK CENTER FOR DANCE – Contemporary and Jazz Dance

2013 TRIPLET DANCE ACADEMY – Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-hop (New Jersey)

2011 – 2013 UNIV. OF THE ARTS – Jazz Dance (Phila. PA)

2010 – 2012 BRANDYWINE BALLET – Contemporary Jazz (West Chester, PA)

2008 – 2012 KORESH DANCE STUDIO – Modern Jazz (Philadelphia, PA)

2007 – 2012 DANCE SENSATIONS INC. – Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance (Camden County, NJ)


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What Do You Say?

"Then of course there was Mr. Eric Bean, Jr.; Winner of my BEST MALE DANCER AWARD. Eric's performance was beyond words, as his complete abandonment proved not only technically profound, but emotionally titillating!

There was not an ounce of self-consciousness. This is a perfect example of an Artist at the service to his Craft. ”   read more

- Madame B. NYC (www.madamebnyc.blogspot.com)

Eric Bean Jr.