Saint Patrick’s Day 2020
Special Guest Leprechaun Eric Nielsen
Eric Nielsen met Ron in 1973 as a fellow graduate student in dance at the University of Utah. Eric cast Ron in a leading role in his Master’s Thesis production of “Catulli Carmina” before they both ventured out into the professional world to pursue their respective dance careers. Eric’s performance career has ranged from being a showboy at the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno, Neveda to performing with various ballet companies throughout the USA. Eric has been a dance teacher, choreogrpaher, director and dance writer for over 40 years. He has been on the facutly of numerous USA universities and participaed in faculty exchanges to such places as Russia, China, Hungary and Great Britain. Eric was a full professor and dance program director at Valdosta State University in Georgia (USA) from 1986 until he retired in 2016. Eric first met Andreas in Basel during the 1990’s and they have also been friends ever since.