Eric Parra began his dance training at Montclair State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. He has danced for Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, Maxine Steinman & Dancers, Von Howard Project, Pajarillo Pinta'o, and Doug Elkins Choreography, etc among others. Eric has staged works at Union City High School, Montclair High School, and Montclair State University. Eric has served as a teaching artist for NJPAC, Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts, the José Limón Dance Foundation, and Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts. Through the José Limón Dance Foundation, Eric has been able to share his knowledge of the Limón technique and repertory through various avenues of teaching including: being a lead resident teaching artist for Limón4Kids in NYC Public Schools, sharing masterclasses in institutions such as Texas Christian University and Marisol Pecca Danza (Paraguay), movement coaching for Limón Pro and Limón Launch students, and teaching open classes in Peridance Capezio Center, Gibney Dance, Bryant Park, and Ailey Extension. In 2020, he and his cousin Erica Kika Parra co-founded Parra La Gente, a project company designed to celebrate Afro-Colombian heritage through music and dance. Mr. Parra is the recipient of the 2016 Martha Hill Dance Fund Young Professional Award, 2017 Linda Roberts Outstanding Senior Dance Award, and has been featured in The New York Times Arts Section (2019). Eric Parra is currently a performing artist with the Limón Dance Company and is part of the Arts Professional Learning Institute 2021 cohort.

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