Eric TropeCorps de Ballet
Hometown: Poolesville, Maryland
Eric Trope was born in Summit, N.J. and began his dance training with the Maryland Youth Ballet in Bethesda, Md. He has attended summer courses under full scholarship at The Rock School for Dance Education, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. Following a summer course with the School of American Ballet, Trope entered the school’s year-round program at Lincoln Center. In 2006, he was a guest performer with the New York City Opera and in 2008, he performed with New York City Ballet in Fanfare for the Jerome Robbins Celebration. Following his graduation from SAB, Trope joined Pennsylvania Ballet II under the direction of William DeGregory for the 2009-2010 season. He was promoted to the main company for the 2011-2012 season. While at Pennsylvania Ballet, Trope originated a featured role in Matthew Neenan’s At Various Points. Other repertory included Jiří Kylian’s Forgotten Land, William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, Jerome Robbins’ NY: Opus Jazz, Roland Petit’s Carmen, and Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan. He performed in several works by George Balanchine including A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Square Dance, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, and the annual production of The Nutcracker.
Eric is also a choreographer. Most recently his work was presented at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the finale of the Mainly Mozart Festival. Eric has also made work for the New York Choreographic Institute (an affiliate of the New York City Ballet) and Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami.
He joined Miami City Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2013.
Roles since joining MCB
Episodes (Paul Taylor solo)
Symphony in Three Movements
The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic)
Theme and Variations
Romeo and Juliet (Lord Capulet)
Year of the Rabbit
West Side Story Suite (Riff)
The Fairy’s Kiss (originated role)
Arden Court (Duet)
Company B (Johnny)
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Trope has originated roles in Justin Peck’s Heatscape.