Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Richard trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. He had the opportunity to perform with the National Ballet of Canada numerous times including the world premiere of John Alleyne’s Tristan and Isolde and was one of the first male dancers to achieve his advanced certification in the Cecchetti method of ballet in Western Canada. Other career highlights have included productions of: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Promises, Promises, Singin’ in the Rain, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Royal Caribbean Productions (including Dancing with the Stars’ Louis Van Amstel’s production of Invitation to Dance), Albany Berkshire Ballet, Sarah Berges Contemporary Dance, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Dance Theatre Northwest, Galan Entertainment’s Tango Buenos Aires and the APEC Summit in Vladivostok, Russia. He is a frequent guest teacher across the United States and Canada and serves as a ballet master for Dance Theatre Northwest and Sarah Berges Dance.
As an educator, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the studio. His varied career experience and training allows him to teach multiple genres. From private lessons, to convention classes, Richard has the ability to effectively teach classes of all sizes and levels. Within the dance community he has had experience in multiple rolls, from dancer to dance captain, rehearsal director, master class teacher, convention class instructor, adjudicator and choreographer.