Associate Professor, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Division
Jordeen Ivanov-Ericson: Began her ballet training in the Vaganova methodology in Pittsburgh, under the tutelage of Nicolas Petrov. She continued her studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts and toured as an original member of the North Carolina Dance Theatre. Ms. Ivanov-Ericson has been a principal dancer with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet and American Dance Ensemble. Her performances from the classical repertoire have included Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, Swanhilda in Coppelia, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker. Since retiring from her successful performing career, Ms. Ivanov-Ericson has been a guest teacher at Indiana University, Oakland University, Dearborn Ballet Theatre, Point Park College, Flint Institute of Performing Arts, the American College Dance Festival and the American Ballet Theatre Summer Program. She has served as the Ballet Mistress for Michigan Opera Theatre's Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet, and has been on the faculty of Wayne State University. Ms. Ivanov-Ericson's students have continued their studies at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, the School of American Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, Point Park College, along with professional contracts with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Kansas City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Ballet Concierto in Puerto Rico.
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- Telephone: 313.927.1307