Richard Oaxaca, Dance with Energy Company Director
Richard is originally from Texas where he grew up competing in gymnastics and cheerleading and was named “America’s Number One Male Cheerleader” four times by the National Cheerleaders Association. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance.
He performed as a member of the Los Angeles based dance company Diavolo, was invited to perform at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea, & appeared on Season 7 of America’s Got Talent. He has been a backup up dancer for Patti LaBelle, danced in Cameron Mackintosh’s Hey, Mr. Producer! , and danced for Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, & portrayed the part of the Magic Carpet in Disney’s Aladdin, A Musical Spectacular, for Disney Cruise Lines.
After attending the New England Center for Circus Arts and the San Francisco Circus Center, he joined Norwegian Cruise Lines as a principal acrobat and dancer, then toured internationally as an aerialist and fire eater with Aerial Angels Circus Company, Aerial Experience, & choreographed for The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He was awarded the “Up and Coming Choreography” award by The Movement Project of Cleveland, Ohio, & most recently nominated for the “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching” award in Cleveland, Ohio.
Before joining the Weymouth Club as the Director of Dance With Energy, Oaxaca was an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Wisconsin, and the former Assistant Director of Dance at Notre Dame College in South Euclid Ohio.