A native of Salmon Arm, BC, Eric Nipp trained in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. After graduation he danced with the Kelowna Ballet for one season before joining the RWB as an Apprentice. Nipp joined the Corps de Ballet in 2008 and was promoted to second Soloist 2011.
Nipp’s repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, Serenade, Carmina Burana, Hikarizatto, Dracula, Quantz by Quanz, Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story. For the world premiere of Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet in 2009, Jorden Morris created the role of Zidler on him. A career highlight was partnering Tara Birtwhistle in The Ecstasy of Rita Joe for Birtwhistle’s farewell performances. Nipp was also selected to partner Paloma Herrera in Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin.
Along with the RWB company, he performed Itzik Galili’s Hikarizatto and Mark Godden’s As Above, So Below at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, Cultural Olympiad and was part of the RWB’s memorable 70th Anniversary tour to Isreal.
“…the powerfully built Eric Nipp, 23, in his most mature performance to date.” Winnipeg Free Press, 2011
“Another remarkable ascension from the ranks was that of Eric Nipp as the petty, materialistic, jealous and cruel Zidler.” Brandon Sun, 2009
Photo: Réjean Brandt Photography