Richard aka “The Brit” began dancing at the age of four in England. He competed in amateur International Ballroom throughout the UK and Europe, placing 2nd in the UK and winning the South of England Championships multiple times. He ranked as high as 6th in the World during his time in the amateur circuit. Richard also spent time studying with world renowned choreographer Paul Harris and performed as a dancer in the 2010 BBC production of the film “Great Expectations”. In 2011, he moved to the United States to advance his career as a professional competitor and DVIDA certified dance instructor. Richard has over 36 years of experience in elite amateur and professional competition, choreography, and dance instruction of all styles. He is delighted to share his extensive knowledge and experience with all students who want to strengthen their dance skills.