Eric Pagnano

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    Premiere of Swan Lake Coming!

    Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
    Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m.
    Symphony Hall, The DECC

    It’s the premiering production by Robert Gardner, his vision of the iconic, world-performed ballet set to the glorious Tchaikovsky score. Under the spell of the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart, the beautiful Odette must assume the form of a swan during daylight. One evening Prince Siegfried comes upon her, falls in love with her, and tries to save her from Von Rothbart’s spell.…

    New Online School Registration

    The School of the Minnesota Ballet has online registration!

    Registration for Semester I and II opened on Monday, August 14.

    To create an account to register, please visit:
    https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MinnesotaBallet. You will need this link only the first time you access this system.

    After you have created your account, bookmark this link: https://campsself.active.com/MinnesotaBallet. This is the link you will always use when you register for School of the Minnesota Ballet classes!

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  • Eric Pagano
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    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.