Eric Handman is an American choreographer and an Associate Professor at the University of Utah's Department of Modern Dance. Prior to receiving his MFA from the University of Utah in 2003, he earned a BA in English from Skidmore College in 1991. He was a member of New York Theatre Ballet and then a professional dancer in various New York–based contemporary dance companies such as Doug Varone and Dancers, Nicholas Leichter Dance and Joy Kellman and Company. He has worked with David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Stephen Koester, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Koosilja-Hwang, Eun Me Ahn, Pooh Kaye and many others. He teaches domestically and internationally specializing in technique, composition, improvisation, contact improvisation, dance studies, criticism and theory. His choreography has been commissioned by various companies and departments across the United States as well as presented at the Kennedy Center in Wasington DC. He has taught, performed and presented his choreography throughout the United States as well as Costa Rica, England, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and Hungary. He has served on the board of directors of the Congress on Research in Dance and is a Fulbright Specialist. His research into choreographic thinking has extended into virtual reality, gaming, autism and drones. He is a winner of the Northwest Dance Project's Pretty Creatives international Choreographic Competition.