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Richard was born in Sunbury, Victoria. He began his ballet training at the Classique School of Dance, in Sunbury. He initially took up ballet to help with his posture and placement in other dance styles. At the age of twelve, Richard was accepted to train at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, studying ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, and contemporary.
In 2006, he was awarded a Victorian College of the Arts scholarship to train at the Scottish School of Dance in Glasgow. He was accepted into The Australian Ballet School in 2008. While there he discovered a passion for choreography and was awarded the Graeme Murphy Award for Excellence in Contemporary Dance. He toured with The Dancers Company in 2010 and received a contract to join The Australian Ballet the following year. In his time with the company, he danced many soloist roles and choreographed four different works for The Australian Ballet.
In 2018 he joined the Sarasota Ballet in Florida, USA, as a soloist ballet dancer.
Our dancers at City Adult Ballet are very lucky to have Richard as our guest ballet teacher whenever he visits Australia.