Eric Michaels was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He began dancing at the age of seven with the School of American Ballet in New York City. He has danced professionally with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and BalletX.
He was an original cast member of Twyla Tharp’s "Come Fly Away," performing the leading role of Sid. Mr. Michaels was invited to join the cast of Tharp’s "Movin’ Out" where he starred in the Broadway and First National Tour companies as James. He has appeared on Broadway in "The Phantom of the Opera" and toured with Twyla Tharp for her 50th Anniversary.
Mr. Michaels has performed an extensive repertoire, including ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Jiri Kylian, Kenneth MacMillan, and Jerome Robbins. He has danced roles created for him by Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Lynne Taylor-Corbette, and Matthew Neenan.