Eric Nordstrom

Visiting Instructor, Dance

Fir Acres

Academic Credentials

MFA The Ohio State University, BA Sarah Lawrence College.


Eric Nordstrom is a dance performer, choreographer, filmmaker, and teacher living in Portland, OR. He has taught at The Ohio State University, Kenyon College, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Conduit Dance, and the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation.

Professional Experience

As a specialist in contact improvisation and contemporary dance, Eric has performed with Karen Nelson, Keith V. Goodman, and was a core company member of Oslund + Company. As a director and editor, his films feature prominent artists and scholars such as Simone Forti and Ann Cooper Albright. Additionally, he has provided video production for Portland Opera, Tere Mathern Dance, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Portland Taiko. He is a recipient of professional development grants through the RACC and various artistic residencies. His film A Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present has been screened at the Portland Art Museum, Dance Studies Association conference in Columbus, OH, Lewis & Clark College, Portland State University, and the Northwest Screendance Exposition. As a way to centralize and preserve source material from the documentary, Eric has partnered with Portland State University to create the Portland Dance Archives, which can be found at He studied with filmmaker Mitchell Rose and choreographer Bebe Miller at The Ohio State University, where he earned his MFA in Dance.