Eric Conrad earned his graduate pedagogical degree from the Institute
of Russian Theater in 2008, graduating in the class of Mikhail Lavrovsky.
He was the first American to work at the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet
Academy in Moscow. The students and professional dancers
who he has taught, coached, and created choregaphy for, became
laureates of international ballet compeitions and ultimately soloists and
principal artists of the Stanislavsky Nemerovich-Danchenko, Mariinsky
and Bolshoi Theaters in Russia.
In 2010, Eric created his first long-form pedagogical dvd,“The Secrets
of Russian Ballet” which went on to become a critical and commerical success selling in 32 countries. In 2016 Eric and his wife Svetlana founded Ballet Conrad, consisting of a Podcast and digital Pedagogical Series called The Art and Science of Ballet, and as of 2018 a production company established to create new ballet films.