She attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, graduating with a B.A. in Dance Performance, and performed with the Mercyhurst Dancers in productions of Swan Lake, La Sylphide, La Bayadere, and many other contemporary works. Rikki then performed for two seasons with Atlanta Festival Ballet in Stockbridge, GA, dancing the leading role of Wendy’s brother John in Peter Pan, as well as dancing in productions of The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland and Carmina Burana. She has been a Resident Artist with NADT since 2008, appearing in The Nutcracker, Carmen, Swan Lake, and the original production of Pirates of the Phantom Waves. She has also been a part of the NADA faculty since 2008, teaching pre-ballet and pre-ballet/tap classes. She instructs with great patience and care, and the young dancers really enjoy her classes.
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