Riccardo Battaglia

Diversity of Dance Company Member - Modern

Riccardo Battaglia (Pescara, Italy) began dancing at the age of eight at Scuola D’Arte New Step in his hometown. He is a three-time winner of the “Expressions” competition held in Florence as part of the Danzainfiera event and also won the Tip Tap Show competition in Rome. Mr. Battaglia trained at The Ailey School as a scholarship student, where he performed in the 2011 and 2012 Ailey at the Apollo galas. He has worked with choreographers including Matthew Rushing, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Robert Battle, Jennifer Archibald, Kate Skarpetowska, Manuel Vignoulle and Ryan Heffington. Mr. Battaglia has been a member of Elisa Monte Dance and Ailey II and performed with Lydia Johnson Dance, Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, CelloPointe and Rebecca Kelly Ballet. He has also danced for Moncler's fashion show during NYFW 2016. He is now on the faculty at The Ailey Extension.