Commercial Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Zena Rommett Floor-Barre™ Technique
Rickey Tripp is a dance educator and certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre™ Technique mentor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from San Jose State University.
As a director and choreographer, Rickey has worked on The Temptations Tribute. As a choreographer, he has worked on Hairspray at DTC-Winspear Opera House; on Dreamgirls, which received a DTC. Irma P. Hall Black Theater Award for Best Choreography; and in Film on It’s Quiet Uptown.
He was also associate choreographer for Choir Boy, MTC Premiere-Broadway; Jesus Christ Superstar Live, which won a 2018 EMMY for Outstanding Variety Special (Live); Once on this Island, which won a 2018 TONY Award for Best Musical Revival; Cabin in the Sky; Encores! at New York City Center; and The Broadway Boys. He was assistant choreographer for Dreamgirls at North Shore Music Theatre; FLY A New musical: DTC World Premiere; A Winters’ Tale; and Fortress of Solitude A New Musical. Additional choreography credits include: In the Heights, 9-5 The Musical, The Wiz Encore Presentation, Bring It On A New Musical, and SMASH.
Rickey’s Broadway credits include Hamilton: An American Musical, Motown: The Musical, and the original cast of Tony Award Winning In the Heights. His Off-Broadway credits include In the Heights (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance), and his T.V./Film credits include the Tony Awards and SMASH. His other theater credits include: Stagger Lee A New Musical: DTC World Premiere, AIDA National Tour, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world famous Rockettes. Rickey has been seen in concert work as well with Mark Stuart Dance Theatre.
As a teacher, Rickey has over 20 years of experience and is currently on staff at Broadway Dance Center, NYC. Additionally, he has taught master classes and set choreography at the prestigious NYC Theatre Department.
Rickey is always excited to share his expertise and experience with the dancers at IAX.