Eryc Taylor, Artistic Director/Founder of Eryc Taylor Dance, has presented work worldwide since 2006. Originally from Los Angles, he received his BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa, and an MFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Eryc Taylor has studied abroad at both the London Contemporary School of Dance and the Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris. Taylor has been awarded several major scholarships, including residency at Jacob’s Pillow, and spent two years with Merce Cunningham's Junior Ensemble (RUG). He is currently on the University of the Arts Alumni Council.
Taylor has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Mark Dendy, Group Motion, Paul Taylor, Milton Meyers, Sean Curran and Gus Solomons Jr, and strongly believes in artistic collaboration. With Eryc Taylor Dance, he has worked closely with artists Chris Annas-Lee, Mark Beard, Gerald Busby, Simon Hayes (Swarm Intelligence), David Kagen, Sidney Grant, Scooter LaForge, Salomon Lerner, Laura Peterson, Daniel Tobias, and Stephan Michael Smith.
His work has been presented at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Joyce Soho, The Second Avenue Dance Theater, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (NYC), New York Live Arts, Armando Manzanero Teatro and Teatro José Peón Contreras (Merida, Mexico), Martha Graham Studio Theater, Bryant Park Theater, Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY), Busan Cultural Center (Busan, South Korea), and Province Lands Outdoor Amphitheater (Cape Cod, MA).
ETD was recently awarded the 2019 LMCC Creative Engagement Grant for his project EARTH, which will premiere in its entirety in 2020. The program includes work from Eryc Taylor Dance/New Choreographer Grant recipients, a program that began in 2012 and has since given grants to twelve aspiring NYC-based choreographers.
As Director of ETD Outreach, Eryc Taylor oversees a curated community outreach program that works to better society through the healing powers of dance. Over fifteen ETD workshops take place in the New York area, including weekly residencies with Hour Children, The Acacia Network, Odyssey House, PGCMH (Post Graduate Center for Mental Health), Lantern, and NYU Langone.