Eric Nordstrom is a dance performer, teacher, filmmaker, and choreographer living in Portland, Oregon. He has instructed courses at Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, Portland Community College, and The Ohio State University. Eric has taught professional dancers in Germany at Contact Festival Freiburg, Conduit Dance in Portland, and the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation.
As a specialist in contact improvisation and contemporary dance, Eric has performed with Keith V. Goodman, Karen Nelson, and as a core company member of Oslund + Company. As a director and editor, his films feature prominent artists and scholars such as Simone Forti and Ann Cooper Albright. Additionally, he has provided video production for Portland Opera, BodyVox, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Portland Taiko. He is a recipient of professional development grants through the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, and various artistic residencies. His film Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present has been screened at the Portland Art Museum, Dance Studies Association conference in Columbus, OH, Northwest Screendance Exposition, Lewis & Clark College, and Portland State University. To centralize and preserve source material from the documentary, Eric has partnered with Portland State University to create the Portland Dance Archives. He studied with choreographer Bebe Miller and filmmaker Mitchell Rose at The Ohio State University, where he earned his MFA in Dance.
MFA The Ohio State University, BA Sarah Lawrence College.