Eric Rivera a native of Humacao, Puerto Rico, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College. Over the 16 years of his performing career he dance with Ballet Hispanico of NY (13 season) where he help to create over 20 original work. Prior to working with Ballet Hispanico he has performed with Minnesota Ballet (principal dancer) , Ballet Theater of Pennsylvania, European tour of West Side Story and Ballet Municipal de San Juan. He has appeared as guest artist with Connecticut Ballet, Thomas Ortiz, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Wechester Ballet and Brooklyn Ballet among other. Mr. Rivera has had the honor of performing the works of Mark Morris, José Limon, Kenneth McMillan, Margot Sapinton, Graciela Daniel, Kevin Wynn, Vicente Nebrada, Talley Beatty and George Balanchine. Mr. Rivera has thought master classes in numerous universities across the country and for five year was an artist/teacher in residence at the Summerfame Intensive at LeMoyne College.His television credits include PBS’ Setting the Stage 2007, NBC’s ‘20th Hispanic Heritage Awards, Hispanic Day Parade with Brenda Blackmon and Puerto Rican Day Parade with Ernie Anastos among others.