Ricky Cushing is an aspiring dancer, choreographer and teacher. Ricky began his dance training at the age of 9 in Boston, MA. Over the past many years, he has been intensely studying Tap, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Modern and Hip-Hop. Mr. Ricky has received several awards such as the “Future Star Award” presented by Dance Spirit Magazine and “Young Choreographer of The Year” at the American Dance Awards. Ricky studied dance arts and choreography at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. After training at Marymount, Ricky decided the Los Angeles dance industry would be the best fit for his work. He choreographed for singer/songwriter, Kate Nash whose music has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance. He looks forward to continuing his training while sharing his love and knowledge of dance with his students. This is Mr. Ricky’s first year at CIARA DANCE.