BDM EXCLUSIVE PART 1: Desmond Richardson, 20 Years of Complexions

Norma Porter

We sat down with Desmond Richardson, Artistic Director/Co-Founder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, to discuss the Company’s 20th anniversary.

Founded in 1994 by former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre principal dancers, Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, Complexions is known for its diverse group of dancers and infamous repertoire. The Company fuses contemporary Ballet, modern, jazz and African to create a unique style that is admired around the world.

In this exclusive interview, Richardson discusses the best practices he and Dwight Rhoden have implemented to ensure that the Company is around for “20, 30 or 40 more years”.

From finding a home for the school they plan to open to the launching of their instructional DVD Nique, check out our video to learn all about what’s next for Complexions!

Stay tuned for Part 2!

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