Nick Erickson

Associate Professor

Louisiana State University

LSU Department of Theatre 105 Music & Dramatic Arts Bldg
Baton Rouge , LA 70803
United States


Nick Erickson received his M.F.A. in Acting at Cal-Arts. He has performed at such places as Swine Palace, Intiman Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has acted in several movies including GIJoe2, CollegeA Perfect Day, The Staircase Murders and Mahjong. He also was a guest star on the Fox television series K-Ville. He was a founding member of Diavolo Dance Theatre and for seven years co-choreographed and performed in almost all of the company’s pieces on three national tours and abroad. Nick has also had a varied career as a Movement Director of Regional Theatre such as Center Theatre Group, Indiana Rep, Shakespeare LA, and East West Players. Since 2008, he has produced and directed an LSU student production to tour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every other year as an Academic Program Abroad. He is the resident Fight Choreographer for all Swine Palace and LSU Theatre productions.

Movement Specialties:

Alignment/Release Work

Anatomy/Injury Prevention

Authentic Movement

Body Language

Conditioning and Acrobatics

Contact Improvisation

Devised Theatre

Martial Arts


Movement for the Actor

Neutral Body Technique

Physical Theatre

Solo Performance

Sound and Movement

Stage Combat

Stretching, Strength, and Relaxation


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