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Desmond Richardson

BIOGRAPHY

Hailed by the New York Times as " One of the great dancers of his time" Richardson is a multi-talented artist with skills in singing and acting who has mastered a wide range of dance generes from his early roots in Hip Hop, Classical, Modern , Jazz and Contemporary Ballet .

Praised for his powerful dancing and singular performance quality, Richardson continues to be the hallmark performer inspiring those with aspirations to dance to go for it . Richardson is also a Master Teacher giving master workshops throughout the world encouraging and mentoring the next generation of dance artists.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 60th Annual Capezio Dance Award Recipient
  • Tony Award Nominee " Fosse"
  • Bessie Award
  • Monarch Award
  • Ailey Apex Award
  • Benois De la Danse
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ( Principal Dancer)
  • American Ballet Theater ( Principal Dancer)
  • Frankfurt Ballet ( Principal Dancer)
  • Broadway original cast " FOSSE"
  • Broadway original cast " The Look Of Love "
  • Broadway Cast " Moving Out " ( Tony)
  • Celebrity Guest Performer & Choreographer " SYTYCD"
  • USA, Australia, Israel
  • Celebrity Guest Judge Rome Italy " AMICI"

FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO”

Elegance.

FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM

Tights.

BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS

Own your individuality, do not compromise it , knowing what you bring to the studio is of the utmost importance yet staying open to newness.

UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW

I have a bit of a green thumb, love my hands in the earth.

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