Erik Sanko is the co-founder, puppet designer and composer of Phantom Limb Company with his wife, the director and set designer Jessica Grindstaff. Erik has held teaching posts in puppetry at The Rhode Island School of Design, NYU, The New School, The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and NYU Abu Dhabi and held residencies at Harvard and Dartmouth Universities. He holds a B.F.A. from Cooper Union. Erik is also a bass player formerly with Skeleton Key, The Lounge Lizards and John Cale among others. He’s presently in Knifethrower and SQURL.