ERIC ASSANDRI

Lecturer in Technique & Performance Practice (Ballet)

Université de Nice: DEUG Lettres
Diplôme d’ Etat de Professeur de Danse classique
University of Leeds: PGCLTHE, FHEA
Society for Education and Training: MSET, QTLS
RAD RTS and Examiner

Role and responsibilities:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Rehearsal Direction
  • Fitness for Dancers
  • Extra-Curriculum Activities

Career History

Eric received his ballet training at the Conservatoire de Nice (1st Prize) and at the Académie Princesse Grace in Monaco. He went on to work in Toulon, Marseille, Toulouse and finally in Salzburg as a soloist. He danced as a guest artist in ‘Bournonville’ ballets and Pas de deux with Dinna Bjørn and the soloists of the Royal Danish Ballet. Later, as Ballet Master and Assistant to the Ballet Director in Salzburg, Eric led rehearsals, taught the company and assisted with choreography. He also taught at SEAD.

Professional Activity & Research Interests

  • Royal Academy of Dance, Conference: 5th – 9th January 2017, London
  • Certa, Access to HE, Standardisation – Art and Design, Contemporary Dance, Creative Arts, Sports 4th March 2015, Wakefield
  • OCN, Access to HE, Standardisation – Culture 4th March 2014, Wakefield
  • Royal Academy of Dance, Conference: 6th – 8th January 2014, London
  • Workshops and Seminars on teaching the Bournonville’s technique invited by Mrs Dinna BJØRN to assist her in: Hong Kong (1990), Tel Aviv, Israel (1989), Saratoga, New-York, USA (1989 , 1988, 1987

Professional Activity:

  • Royal Academy of Dance External Examiner nationally and internationally
  • Staff Governor 2004-2012

Key Publications, Papers and Conferences (selected)

Assandri, E. (2016) Is touching essential when teaching Ballet?

Research Project Lecture Presentation at Dance HE Conference: Sustaining the discipline, 29th October 2016, Leeds, UK

Performance Artefacts

Assandri, E. (chor,) (2003), Every Man Every Woman, performance with students from das Akademishes Gymnasium, Prof. Elfi Schweiger, director, Salzburg, Austria

Assandri, E. (chor.) (2002), Jesus Christ, performance with students from das Akademishes Gymnasium, Prof. Elfi Schweiger, director, Salzburg, Austria

Assandri, E. (chor.) (2002), Anatevka, performance with the Audorfer Choir, Diethmar Strasser, director, Rosenheim, Germany

Assandri, E. (chor.) (2001), Joseph,performance with students from das Akademishes Gymnasium, Prof. Elfi Schweiger, director, Salzburg, Austria

Assandri, E. (chor.) (1999), Bagatelle, performance for Salzburg Landestheater, Salzburg, Austria

Assandri, E. (chor.) (1999, 1998), Anatevka, performance with the Audorfer Choir, Diethmar Strasser, director, Erl, Austria

Assandri, E. (chor.) (1998), Anders, performance for SEAD, Salzburg, Austria

Assandri, E. (chor.) (1997, 1996), Joseph, performance with the Audorfer Choir, Diethmar Strasser, director, Erl, Austria