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Associate Artistic Director Richard Dickinson, MFA is responsible for training and coaching the company dancers but alos is as a regular company choreographer. He is known for his eclectic style, combining ballet technique with modern angles and intricate partnering. During the COVID shut down he created a new full  company contemporary ballet. Watch the interview about his inspiration and process  behind this eclectically styled work.

Verb’s 13 dancers - shone in up-tempo and lilting movement and exuded grace, beauty, and power.

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Photo: Kolman Rosenberg

Richard Dickinson, MFA

Choreographer and Associate Artistic Director

A former dancer with Ohio Ballet Dickinson’s association with that company began in 1988. He later became ballet master and director of company touring.   Dickinson was also a soloist with Boston Ballet for eight years. At age fifteen, he joined the Pasadena Dance Theatre and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Emerging Choreographer Award for a work premiered by the same company. He performed in the PBS television production of “Frankie and Johnny” with the Chicago Ballet. and danced principal roles in Asian, European and American tours with Rudolf Nureyev and the Boston Ballet. In addition to his professional work, Dickinson had an extensive dance career including principal and soloist roles at Chicago Ballet, Honolulu City Ballet and various regional companies.  Previously, he served as Artistic Associate for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Artistic Director of Ballet Western Reserve, Great Lakes Festival Ballet, Chamber Dance Theatre. He has also directed Boston Ballet II and has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Contemporary Dance from Case Western Reserve University.

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