Richard Smith Dancing the role of a "Hunter" in Peter and the Wolf
Richard began studying in a wide variety of different dance styles before starting his serious ballet training at La Vive Classique Academy of Dance in his native Australia. Later he was accepted into the prestigious Australian Ballet School, where in his final year he had the opportunity to perform with the Australian Ballet Company.
Upon moving to the United States, he performed with Urban Ballet Theatre in New York City and then travelled to California where he began his residency with the Sacramento Ballet in 2008. Mr. Smith has been featured in an array of soloist and principal roles in ballets by noted choreographers: Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Ashley Walton, Septime Weber, Trey McIntyre, Ron Cunningham & Twyla Tharp. Most notably Richard was featured as Laertes in Stephen Mill’s Hamlet and as Prince Albrecht in the Sacramento Ballet’s 2018 production of Giselle. Richard is also a founding member of Capital Dance Project and made his premiere as a choreographer in 2019.
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