Rick Tjia

I grew up in Gainesville, Florida, where at age 8 I began studies in tap, eventually branching out into professional studies of classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance (training with teachers like David Howard, Finis Jhung, Christine Busch, Bruce Marks, Laura Young and Geri Houlihan). After a long career in dance and acting that includes performances with Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet and Delta Festival Ballet, work in film and TV in L.A. in jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, acting, and production (with choreographers like Twyla Tharp, Joe Layton, and with film directors like Mark Rydell, and James Brooks), I joined La La La Human Steps in Montreal in 1993, with whom I toured the world for 8 years. I have been choreographing off and on from age 15 throughout my dance career. I was one of the acrobatic choreographers for the Cirque du Soleil touring show Volta, and have choreographed and coached circus artists and actors as well as dancers.

Choreographies

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Aeia Bridled, movement 5: Propoganda
CONTEMPORARY BALLET
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Silas
CONTEMPORARY BALLET
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