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Rick Tjia

Artistic Director of Choreography 
Artistic & Business Consultant

After working with Cirque du Soleil since July 2002, Rick joined the Casting team in 2004. Passionate about dance since his childhood, he studied classical ballet, jazz ballet and modern dance.

As principal dancer with La La La Human Steps for eight years, Rick performed in over 25 countries and 100 cities. He has also worked in the movie industry in Los Angeles, as both a dancer and actor. 

In addition to La La La Human Steps, Rick has performed with companies such as Ballet Austin, Sacramento Ballet, Boston Ballet and Dance Alive National Ballet and explored dance through several independent projects of his own. He has worked with numerous choreographers, including Édouard Lock, Twyla Tharp, Tom Pazik and Gus Giordano to name just a few. 

Today, Rick keeps a close eye on the artistic scene both at home and abroad in search of talent and inspiration.