Richard Walters is originally from Rochester, NY, where he began his dance training at the age of seven.
He continued his education and training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Ethan Stiefel, and went on to join Hubbard Street 2 in 2012. While with HS2, Richard toured nationally and internationally, performing works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Norbert De La Cruz III, Penny Saunders, and Terrence Marling, among many others. Richard joined Oklahoma City Ballet from 2014 to 2017, where he performed many classical roles as well as works by Amy Seiwert, Ma Cong, Twyla Tharp, and Natcho Duato. Richard has had the privilege to work with Amy Seiwert’s Imagery in San Francisco for their SKETCH series. With Imagery, he toured nationally, including performances at The Joyce Theater in NYC. He can also be seen featured in the Violet Sands music video, No Matter What. Richard joined BalletX in 2017.