Popular Choice: Colin Oraskovich,
CBS 3 Duluth Morning Meteorologist
Judges’ Choice: Mel Winkler, Director of Corporate & Therapeutic Foster Care,
Northwood Children’s Services
To see who won what other awards, click on Performances/Celebrity Dance Challenge.
Thursday, April 26
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Depot Great Hall
$45 presale/$50 at door
Sample wines and craft-brewed beers, nibble on hors d’oeuvres provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants, and in the silent and live auctions bid on all sorts of merchandise, special opportunities, and gift baskets.Read More
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.