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Holds a BFA from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1994-98), and a post-graduate degree in artistic and cultural leadership from Sydsjællands Universitetscenter/Odsherred Teatercenter (2009 – 2011).

In his work Erik is engaged in exploring new areas of the performing arts, mixing different genres and artistic strategies in order to challenge contemporary theatre.

Most of his artistic work, Erik creates as a selfproducing artist within the framework of LIMINAL, a performancegroup he runs as artistic co-director alongside fellow-artist Adelaide Bentzon since 1999.

In the season of 2014/15 he was appointed artistic director for a year at Teater Momentum in Odense where he created a season of three shows under the thematic headline ”Super Market”.

Since 2021 Erik works part-time as assistant professor at the Theaterschool in Malmö, as head of the department of Conceptual Performing Arts.

He has also created a number of works in collaboration and on commision with different artist, companies and producing theatres in Denmark and abroad, among others: NORPOL/Daniel Norback, Nørrebro Theater in Copenhagen, The Flea Theatre in New York City, Theseum theatre for the arts in Athens and Aaben Dans Productions in Roskilde, and as guest performer with the Berlin based Gob Squad Arts collective.

Erik also worked as artistic co-director at the bi-annual festival Selected Works. He is appointed boardmember at Odense Teater, part of the "aftagerpanel" at the Danish Nationalschool of Performing Arts, and member of The Nordic Culture Fund’s panel of experts.