Richard Peña, originally from Dorado, Puerto Rico, began his dance training at Les Dances Studio in Guaynabo. Richard holds a BA in Dance from Columbia College and has taken part in various dance productions throughout Chicago, both as a performer and as a choreographer. In 2014, he performed the role of Nutcracker Prince as a guest artist in Tuscaloosa Community Dancers’ production of The Nutcracker. Richard is also a Stott-trained Pilates instructor and a certified Zumba instructor. This is Richard’s second season with Thodos Dance Chicago.