Ricardo Dyer

Elements Contemporary Ballet
Charlottesville Ballet
Ballet Memphis
Smuin Contemporary Ballet (2019-present)

Photo via Ballet Memphis.

Panama-native Ricardo Dyer is a professional dancer based out of New York City. Dyer was introduced to dance through musical theater, but focused on ballet at 15 years old. He attended The Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia and later Butler University, where he performed with Butler Ballet and majored in Dance Performance and Dance Arts Admin.

Since then, he has worked professionally for Elements Contemporary Ballet, Charlottesville Ballet, Ballet Memphis, and Smuin Contemporary Ballet, which he joined in 2019. He has performed works by George Balanchine and Trey McIntyre, among others. A May 2021 review noted that Dyer has “some of the most elegant hands in all ballet.”



Photo via Smuin Ballet.


Ricardo Dyer, Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Moved to Dance: Three Artists Who Chose Memphis for Ballet Memphis, Ballet Memphis
Review: Smuin ballet returns to the live stage in a tight, clever program, Datebook

Video links:

Virtual Smuin al Fresco – Pod Iris
Program C – Virtual Fall Dance Series
Breaking Barriers: Being Black in Ballet | PointePeople

Social media:

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