Founder/Artistic Director of the Metropolitan
Ballet Company. Mr. Sanborn, a native of Minnesota, has performed several principal roles
including the Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier, Arabian Prince, Snow Cavalier, Blue Bird
Pas de Deux, Head Rancher in Rodeo, Prince Florimund in Sleeping Beauty, Fall Pas de
Deux in Cinderella and the male lead in CAAM’s Butterfly Lovers choreographed by
world renown Chinese Choreographer, Shen Pei.
His careers have taken him through
25 countries in Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East. Film experiences
include principal and feature roles in works with B.B.D.O., Digital Video Works, an
ABC Movie with Kate Jackson, Northwest Tele-productions, Goib-Hamburg Germany
and Anheuser Busch. Erik was a celebrity guest of the Special Olympics event with
Tommy DePaolo and Tippy Hedgrin and has been the subject of interviews with
numerous programs including NBC Television, PM Magazine and Twin Cities Live.
While living in Europe he worked with Talents International Krystel Flath Agency for
clients such as OTTO Versand, Neckermann Versand and Vitamin-Genus. Print works
include GQ Magazine, Esquire, and Seventeen Magazine. Theater experience principal
roles in "Fanny’s Funny Farm" the "Braxton Theater" and the Chimera Theater,
Collings Fine Arts, the North-East Play House. Commercial work with Carmichael
Lynch, Young Rubicam and Saffer-Cravit are other credits to his career.
Mr Sanborn has produced and directed several large productions at The State, Pantages and NORTHRUP theatres including
Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer's Night's Dream, Agnes DeMille's RODEO, The Nutcracker and two Classic Ballet Gala events.
His accomplishments also include choreographing several works including
The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Paloma, and creating and producing the 2006
Premier of Dracula, A Ballet of Passion, Life and Death. Erik is also an accomplished pianist and dedicates his efforts in the fine arts
in the spirit of his late daughter Anna.