Eric has been an internationally known instructor, choreographer and performer for over 18 years. He was the founding artistic director of San Francisco Culture Shock and now co-directs the San Francisco dance group Loose Change. He has choreographed for a number of dance groups, performing artists and organizations. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he continues to teach locally. In addition to Hip Hop, Eric has had 8 years of martial arts and 4 years of intensive training as a Jazz dancer. His other influences have been Modern Dance, Ballet, Tap, Lindy Hop, House and Break. His choreography incorporates many of these influences into a unique and innovative style of dance called Fusion. Eric is an outstanding instructor, great at breaking things down, wonderfully patient and good for all levels. His classes are great for working on your individual dance skills, and his sequences are always challenging, very musical and a ton of fun! His first love is teaching and his goal is to help others find freedom of expression through dance. Besides being a phenomenal dancer and instructor, Eric is a down-to-earth nice guy. One of Eric’s best qualities as a teacher is that he has a great positive spirit. The atmosphere in his classes is relaxed and encouraging, never making you feel out of place.