Eric Lalande was born in Montreal, Canada. He speaks English and French - and can manage a conversation in Russian! He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. He has been teaching for sixteen years: seven in the public school system in Canada, and nine years overseas in Kazakhstan, Norway, and Malaysia.
He is passionate about theatre/drama, acting and plays. He recently performed as Elwood in KELT's production of Harvey. He has been the Artistic Director of KIS' plays Alice in Wonderland - The Musical, Aladdin, Annie the Musical, and Beauty and the Beast. He is also the director of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy, Almaty. Eric looks forward to teaching Grade 3 next year, with a new class.
Another hobby Eric has is running. He participated in Almaty's marathon last April and ran 10 km in 1 hour and 5 minutes.