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 twenty years: seven in the public school system in Canada, and thirteen years overseas in Kazakhstan, Norway, and Malaysia.
He is passionate about theatre/drama, acting and plays. He has performed in a few KELT productions these past years. He is the Grade 2A Homeroom Teacher and the Performing Arts Coordinator for the whole school. He is also the director of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy, Almaty. Another hobby Eric has is running. He participated in a couple of Almaty Marathon's events.