Dancing makes me tick, because it has always put me in a joyful place; it constantly reminds me to sustain confidence in myself. I have complete control over it.
Dance Mogul - With dance roots originating from the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Rick Long has extensive training in the dance arts. Rick specializes in dancehall, jazz, and hiphop styles. He has studied with the notable choreographers, ranging from the likes of Frank Hatchett to Wade Robinson. “Dance is in my blood”, Rick constantly states. He was born into dance; his mother, as well as many elders in his family, are all dancers. Rick Long has performed in over 50 major cities, some of which are international. He has danced and choreographed for artists like Lisa Lisa, and Daddy Yankee. He has performed on the same stage for Salt-N-Pepa, Trey Songz, and SWV. Rick Long was recently in the feature film Step Up 3D.
As a choreographer, Rick’s style can be described as sensually artistic, yet with a smooth groove and a Caribbean swagger. When asked what about dance motivates him, his response is simple, “Dancing makes me tick, because it has always put me in a joyful place; it constantly reminds me to sustain confidence in myself. I have complete control over it.” Currently, Rick Long teaches dancehall and hiphop classes at Pearl Studios. He also teaches at David Barton’s exclusive fitness gyms in New York City. Rick was recently selected as one of the models for 2013 New York Fashion Week, working with designer Adrian Alicea.