About ERIC BEAUCHESNE – Kidd Pivot’s Associate Artistic Director
Born in Québec, Eric grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. A graduate from École supérieure de danse du Québec, he has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier and Crystal Pite. Company member since 2004, Eric currently collaborates with Kidd Pivot as associate artistic director, and stages Pite’s work on companies worldwide including the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Zürich, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Göteborgs Operans Danskompani and Paris Opera Ballet. Eric has served as guest teacher and faculty for several organizations such as Arts Umbrella, TransFormation, Springboard, the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation and the Dutch National Ballet Academy, as well as rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater. He currently resides in Holland and devotes much of his spare time advocating for climate action and sustainable practices in the dance world.