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Errol was born in Perth, Australia, and trained as a gymnast. After moving to England, he trained in ballet at the Hammond School, winning the Paul Clarke Memorial Scholarship and the Phyllis Bedells Award, and at the Royal Ballet School where he gained his Solo Seal and won the Adeline Genée Competition.
He danced with The Royal Ballet, becoming a renowned Principal dancer, working with and creating roles in ballets by Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton and David Bintley, amongst others. Whilst there, he danced alongside Rudolph Nureyev at the Margot Fonteyn Gala, in a version of the Mandolin Dance from Romeo and Juliet, specially created for him by Kenneth MacMillan. He also won the first-ever Eric Bruhn Competition in Canada, and he created history when he was the first Western dancer to partner Bolshoi ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, on the stage at Covent Garden for the Armenia Gala, in a performance that was broadcast live on national television. From 1997 he was a Principal dancer with Western Australian Ballet.
After retiring, he passed his RAD Professional Dancers' Teaching Diploma with distinction. He has taught at the London Studio Centre, the Arts Educational School in Tring and Bird College, and on RAD Summer Schools and Yorkshire Ballet Seminars, as well as classes for the RAD Phyllis Bedells Competition and the Cecchetti Society’s Barbara Geoghegan Award. He was Ballet Master and School Director for K Ballet in Japan for four years and has been a guest teacher with Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Adventures in Motion and English National Ballet.
He joined Elmhurst in 2008.
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