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Ricarrdo Valentine is a New Yorker of Jamaican descent.

He began his training at Elliot Feld Ballet Tech at the age of 8 years old and later went on to join Dancewave Kids Company and performed various company repertories with world-renowned choreographers such as Twlya Tharp, Donald Byrd, Mark Morris, David Dorfman and Doug Varone. In November 2011, he performed in the works-in-process program at the Guggenheim Museum with Christal Brown and Fred Ho in the “The Sweet Science Suite: A Scientific Soul Music Honoring of Muhammad Ali”; which will be featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Fall 2013.

Ricarrdo continued his training at Gallman’s Newark Dance Theater, under the world-renowned choreographer Alfred Gallman and in 2011, he completed the Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts (EMIA) summer intensive, performing works by Rennie Harris, Earl Mosely and Freddie Moore. Most recently, Ricarrdo was featured in the NY Daily News regarding his role as a cast member in the “How Are We Connected” project and is a proud Nichiren Buddhist member of the Soka Gakkai International-USA. 


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