FITNESS & MARTIAL ARTS COACH - K-STAR TRAINING ACADEMY
Eric Dawkins is an Artist and Coach at K-STAR Training Academy.
Growing up in North Carolina, Eric played many sports throughout school, and danced in talent shows with his friends. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied Biomedical Engineering and ran varsity track as a decathlete for the Tarheels. At Carolina he was involved and performed with multiple dance teams including the college Bboy crew. After getting his degree, he began teaching dance at To the Pointe Dance and Arts Academy in Hillsborough, NC. Traveling to conventions with the studio, Eric was introduced to many industry working choreographers. His first time in Las Vegas was appearing on season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance. After the show Eric moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
Living in Los Angeles, Eric had opportunities to tour the world dancing with top artists Jason Derulo, Ricky Martin, and Taiwanese megastar Jolin Tsai. Eric has also body doubled for prime time athletes and celebrities, appearing in commercials for McDonalds and NBC’s The Voice. Putting his athletics to work, he has performed in industrials for elite sports brands Nike, Reebok, and Adidas. In recent works you can find Eric in the latest Spongebob Squarepants Film: A Sponge On the Run, performing in Snoop Dogg’s zombie squad choreographed by Mia Micheals.
It was while in Los Angeles that Eric began to balance his work schedule with yoga and fitness. Receiving his 200-hr yoga teacher certification, Eric began providing yoga lessons to other dancers and movers. The yoga really helped Eric unlock his body and push his movement boundaries even further. Eric is also a NASM certified personal trainer, training clients to reach goals and set higher ones.
Eric moved to Las Vegas to perform in the Live Action Thriller R.U.N. by Cirque du Soleil. It was during the rehearsals for Cirque that Eric met Coach Philip. That introduction would lead to Eric becoming the first student at the esteemed KSTAR Academy where his movement journey is evolving. Eric is grateful for all the knowledge that has been passed down at the training academy and looks forward to sharing his skills with the KSTAR family.
2021 USA Sanda National Champion
Cirque Du Soleil Alumni
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification (RYS Yoga Alliance)
CPR, AED, First-Aid Certified
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Coach Eric has earned praise for his dynamic energy and positive work ethic! Train with Coach Eric in our amazing group classes or through one on one private lessons!
"I'm a pretty physical coach. I like to drill, analyze, and drill more. I work on getting the mind and body to compliment one another so that potential can be maximized."