With his technical virtuosity and statuesque expressive demeanor, Desmond Richardson has been hailed as among one of the great dancers of his time.
For this unique collaboration, Desmond fully understood the majesty of the SS United States.
Art historian and philospher John Ruskin said, "Men who cannot enter into the mind of the sea, cannot for the same reason enter into the mind of ships."
Desmond truly entered the mind of this great ship.
Lara Hartley, poetically described him on the Ballet Magazine website as a "moving scupture, body that is art, passing through time and space with power and grace, all parts connected, never stopping but heart stopping in beauty and coplexity.
Richardson is an international performer, He has been a principal dancer with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theater and Ballet Frankfurt.
Richardson is continually helping to foster the next generation of artists with his internationally acclaimed Contemporary BalletCompany, "Complexions" where he is Co Founder/Co Artistic Director with Master Choreogrpaher Dwight Rhoden.