Vocational and Pre-professional Programme ballet teacher
Ricardo was born in Malaga. After attending a summer school at the Royal Ballet he was invited to join the Upper School and entered the Company on graduation in 1993.
He was promoted to First Artist in 1996, Soloist in 1999 and First Soloist in 2002. His repertory with The Royal Ballet included Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Lescaut (Manon), Bratfisch (Mayerling), Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Arthur Troyte Griffith (Enigma Variations), Colas and Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Jester (Cinderella), Hilarion and pas de six (Giselle), Antigonus (The Winter’s Tale) and Monkey (‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café).
He was appointed Assistant Ballet Master in 2014, Ballet Master in 2016, and retired as a dancer in 2015. Ricardo trained as a répétiteur on the Frederick Ashton Foundation’s mentoring scheme.
He has been invited to teach ballet and take masterclasses in numerous countries including Japan and Spain. He has also taught in renowned Summer Schools such as Yorkshire Ballet and The Royal Ballet School.
Ricardo joined The Royal Ballet School as a Ballet Teacher in 2019.