Leilani Ricardo is a Boston based performing artist and educator. An alum of Dean College where she studied both Dance and Theater, she has been working in Boston since 2013 when she served as an Apprentice and dance captain with CSC. She is also a skilled martial artist who has trained in multiple disciplines including more than a decade of training in Escrima: Ms. Ricardo holds a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo-Jujitsu. As a performer, Ms. Ricardo has appeared with fringe and regional theaters through out New England including the Imaginary Beasts, Boston Theater Company, and Praxis Stage. She has both acted and danced at Outside the Box, served as assistant choreographer to Yo-el Cassell and danced with NEA recipient Kat Nasti Dance. She is proud to have taught and coached artists who have gone on to to attend Boston Conservatory, Kirov Academy, and her own Alma Mater. She has served as choreographer, dance captain, assistant fight choreographer, movement coach/captain, and with choreographer for theater productions across New England and is excited for the chance to bring her diverse movement background to the world of the Bard. Ms. Ricardo currently works as the Director of Education at Urbanity Dance.
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