Eric Hipolito Jr. is from Seattle, Washington. He trained on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, beginning as a DanceChance student in 1998. He attended summer courses at San Francisco Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and was a 2008 recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School. He was also the first recipient of the Jerome Robbins Scholarship, given by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, in 2007 and a 2008 recipient of a Level II award for ballet from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Mr. Hipolito joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a corps de ballet dancer in 2008, becoming the first Pacific Northwest Ballet School DanceChance student to join the Company.
George Balanchine’s Agon, The Four Temperaments, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck); Andrew Bartee’s arms that work; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Wilfride); Marco Goecke’s Place a Chill; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird pas de deux, Gold & Silver pas de trois); Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Acolyte); Margaret Mullin’s Lost in Light; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Crystal Pite’s Emergence; Victor Quijada’s Suspension of Disbelief; Kent Stowell’s Cinderella (Evil Sprite), Nutcracker (Prince), and Swan Lake (Pas de trois); and Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling.
Originated leading role
in Victor Quijada’s Mating Theory.
George Balanchine's Diamonds and Symphony in C; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH and Don Quixote; Kent Stowell's Carmina Burana; Twyla Tharp’s Waterbaby Bagatelles; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance).
Photos of Eric Hipolito Jr.