Eric Hipolito Jr. is from Seattle, WA. He trained on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, beginning as a DanceChance student in 1998. He attended summer courses at San Francisco Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and was a 2008 recipient of the Flemming Halby exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet. He was also the first recipient of the Jerome Robbins Scholarship, give by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, in 2007 and a 2008 recipient of a Level II award for ballet from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Mr. Hipolito joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a corps de ballet dancer in 2008, becoming the first Pacific Northwest Ballet DanceChance student to join the company. Eric joined Ballet Arizona in 2017.