Eric studied dance education at the Rotterdam conservatory till 1984. After that he decided to specialize in Argentine tango. He began teaching argentine tango in 1987, inspired by Pepito Avellaneda, who considered him being his 'tango' son. In 1987 he founded tango el corte, a tango centre in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.
Over the last 16 years el corte's fame spread out over the globe. Attracting 25000 visitors a year it became one of the leading tango centres in the world. Eric is still running el corte with a lot of passion and with a staff of 10 teachers.
During 3 weekends a month and during off season he travels the world. From Alaska to China, from Finland to South Africa... The flying dutchman seems to have a lot of energy.
New York has a fixed place on his itinarary. Twice a year Eric visits NYC and teaches at Dance Manhattan.
Eric loves to work with mixed level groups and is specially keen on transmitting the aspect of musical sensitivity for tango dancers.