Eric Pagnano

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    Ballet Office Has Moved!

    The Minnesota Ballet office in our new quarters:
    Minnesota Ballet
    Wells Fargo Building
    230 W. Superior St. Suite 50
    Duluth, MN 55802

    Building Level AB
    Office Hours:
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Office phone: 218-529-3742

    Free Trial Classes September 8

    Saturday Sampler
    Ballet Studios at The Depot
    506 West Michigan Street

    It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No reservations needed. No need to wear special dancewear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    For More Information: 218-529-3742

    Saturday Sampler Schedule
    10:00-10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30-11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7 yrs)
    11:00-11:30 Ballet Technique (ages 8-10
    11:30-12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00-12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30-1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00-1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

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  • Eric Pagano

    Eric Pagnano

    Eric developed his passion and aptitude for classical ballet in just four years’ time under the mentorship and training of Allen Fields of Fields Ballet, NYC. Living the last two years in the heart of New York City, Eric has also studied extensively at Ballet Academy East, Steps on Broadway, Alvin Ailey, and Manhattan Youth Ballet with a variety of master teachers to include Elena Kunikova, Deborah Wingert, Willhelm Burmann, Ginger Thatcher, Francis Patrelle, Espen Giljane, and Peter Brandenhoff. Eric attended Boston Ballet’s 2015 Summer Dance Program on a full merit scholarship He has appeared as a Guest Artist in 2016 with Boca Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker dancing in the roles of Russian and Arabian; 2015-16 in the roles of The Prince in Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier in The Nutcracker, staged in Rome, New York, by John Hayes O’Neill Dance; as a Doll in The Manhattan Nutcracker on tour with Minnesota Ballet 2013-14; in Battle in 2015 in The Yorkville Nutcracker staged by Dances Patrelle in New York, New York. Originally from Chatfield, Minnesota, Eric credits his instant love for the art of ballet to his first dance experience just four years ago at a local intensive directed by Allen Fields. Homeschooled through high school, Eric is widely traveled and also an accomplished cellist and equestrian.