Sponsored by Charles & Mary Ann Labahn
Eric Figueredo was born in Porto Real, Rio de Janeiro. He began his dance training at age ten with the Escola de Dança Fundação Porto Real in Brazil. He had the opportunity to participate in several national and international competitions, including the 2015 Prix de Lausanne Preselection in Buenos Aires. Upon winning, he had the opportunity to represent Brazil in the 2016 Prix de Lausanne Competition in Switzerland. He received a scholarship to continue his training at Houston Ballet Academy for the 2017-2018 season under the direction of Vicki Attard.
Figueredo joined Texas Ballet Theater in 2018 as an Apprentice, during which time he performed works by choreographers including Ben Stevenson, William Tuckett, William Forsythe, and Christopher Bruce. He then joined The Sarasota Ballet as Corps de Ballet in 2020, where he performed works such as Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering, Valse Nobles Et Sentimentales, and Façade; George Balanchine’s Serenade and Donizetti Variations; the world premiere of Comedy of Errors by Sir David Bintley; and Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations.
Since joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2022, Figueredo has performed in Michael Pink’s Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Peter Pan, and was featured in a new choreographic work by Timothy O’Donnell.