Ricky M. Palomino

Contemporary Ballet, Neo-Classical, Contemporary, and Jazz Fusion

Educating Dancers since 2005


Ricky Palomino, also know as Marcelino began ballet and dance training in 1996 when he was 14 years old at Ballet Arizona, and OpenDance Company where he trained in the Vaganova, and Balanchine Styles, under Michelle Ceballos, Olga Tarasova, then Jeremy Miller for Jazz and Modern Technique. After he graduated he moved to New York City and became an Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance Center Scholarship Recipient, danced with H.T Chen Dance & Co, and later became an original member of Cedar Lake Dance Company. (Photo By Rob Daly)


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In 2005, Ricky started teaching on West Coast Dance Explosion developing a passion for educating and choreographing. In 2007 he starred on the hit FOX show, So You Think You Can Dance, later dancing for Dancing With the Stars, has assisted Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Chriss Scott, and Tessandra Chavez on SYTYCD. He Wrote, Directed, and Co-Choreographed the 55 minute length touring spectacle, “The Transit of Venus” for Kielecki Teatr Tanca in Kielce, Poland, has choreographed for Abbys Ultimate Dance Competition, Dance Moms, Raising Asia, worked for American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood. Ricky continues to connect the Dance, Music, and Fashion worlds to his audience and is excited to share more upcoming projects with everyone.