Erik Surjan has already accomplished a lot, and he is still a young man. He holds several business degrees, including a Master of Marketing issued by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. As a professional athlete, he competed in numerous Track and Field events around Australia, in such diverse events as the 100 Metre dash, pole-vaulting, and the discus throw. He has also competed in decathlons, a classic but grueling two-day event.
“In recent weeks I have begun to remind myself of a comment I made to the people who helped celebrate my 21st birthday,” he wrote on his blog in 2012. He then quoted himself from the day he turned 21: ” ‘I’m not sure what it is, but feel like I am supposed to do something great with my life.'”
It appears that the best is yet to come for Erik Surjan. “I have been blessed with many talents,” he says, and his talents do not stop with his athletic and academic gifts. Most recently he has been developing his talents as an actor. He is currently studying the craft with Bill McCluskey, the noted Australian actor who, over a thirty year career, has appeared in many productions on stage and screen, and has worked with such screen legends as Meryl Streep.
Already, Erik Surjan has had some success. He has been in several TV commercials in Australia, including one for the auto maker Toyota, and has also acted in several instructional videos. He has studied with the Sydney Screen Acting Group’s Screen Acting Workshop and with PAC Screen Acting. Erik Surjan has also studied at Actors Centre Australia in the Acting Edge, and with Faith Martin Workshops. Apart from that, Erik Surjan has also been trained in voice and acting in several other forums and workshops.
“The worst thing any person can do is to abandon our childhood dreams, hopes and aspirations,” Erik Surjan says. “You may be fifty or you may be seventy, but no matter how out there your dream may be, have a go!”