Eric RouseDirector of Rigging & Training at EPS
Eric joined EPS in 2019, bringing 25 years in the entertainment business as a rigger, rigging trainer, inspector, and project manager. As Director of Rigging and Training, he supports EPS’ clients in this dual role by providing services for design, installations, and inspections of rigging systems, as well as providing training for individual professionals and workforces in need of continuing education.
Eric was a tenured Associate Professor at Penn State University where he was the head of the BFA and MFA program in Scenic Technology for nine years. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger and Recognized Trainer and has done rigging training for more than ten years for clients such as Disney, Royal Caribbean, Cirque du Soleil, ETC, and IATSE.
Throughout his career, Eric has gained a broad range of experience in rigging and rigging design after working with companies like Flying by Foy, Cirque, Sapsis Rigging, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Eric lives in Denver, Colorado with his four kids.
The Importance of Rigging Safety, Inspection, and Training
Join Eric Rouse, Director of Rigging and Training at EPS, for a chat about the importance of rigging training and inspections. With concert quality production becoming more common across ministries, a knowledge of professional rigging and staging is critical for the safety of all involved. Eric will give an overview of proper training and inspection practices, as well as some practical tips to help understand the challenges and dangers of rigging.