Elijah Richardson, originally from San Jose, California, trained as an actor and figure skater before earning his BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University. Additionally, he attended summer intensives at Hubbard Street and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance.
Upon graduation, he joined DanceWorks Chicago for three seasons where he has humbly toured nationally and abroad in Germany. He has performed the works of Shannon Alvis, Charissa-Lee Barton, Hanna Brictson, Rubén Graciani, Joshua Manculich, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Ido Tadmor to name a few.
As a freelancer, Elijah has performed with Anaheim Ballet, The Cambrians, Symbiosis Arts, and South Chicago Dance Theatre.
Additionally, his choreography for stage and screen have been presented at DanceChance (2019-2021), Mobile Dance Film Festival (2018-2020), In/Motion International Dance Film Festival, and Iowa International ScreenDance Festival, Big Muddy Screendance Fest, and Evanston Dance Ensemble among others.
He continues to share his enthusiasm for dance as an adjudicator, educator, repetiteur, graphic designer, and community builder. IG @elijahrisharson