ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / PERFORMER
"Take your time, train, work hard,
know your worth, have your own voice"
10 minutes Q&A with DanceEast
Born and raised in Bermuda, Rikkai Scott was introduced to dance at aged 4 through dance school, training Tap and Hip Hop at United Dance Productions. After a long performance period with United Dance Productions school, Rikkai became student Tap teacher during his early stage of his dance career.
Rikkai continued to explore his passion for Tap dance and performed Tap solo works as opening act for Beyonce and Alicia Keys concert at National Stadium in Bermuda, Zeta Jones Concert in collaboration with drum musician Ivan Outerbridge and selected by Bermuda Cultural Affairs to perform his Tap solo 'WE MOVE LIGHTLY' at the Carifesta Festival in Barbados.
In 2009, Rikkai moved to London to complete his studies with a full time scholarship at London Contemporary Dance School and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Arts.
Since then Rikkai has worked as company artist with Amsterdam based De Kiss Moves Fusion Dance Company. He has performed with Avant Garde Dance, Boy Blue Entertainment, Michaela Cisarikova Dance Collective, Jean Aberu Dance, worked with Far From The Norm as part of BLKDOG artists development programme and he was core Hip Hop tutor at DanceEast.
Rikkai is known for his signature style of dance theatre combining Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary elements of humour to present the everyday in revealing ways, on- and off-stage. His focus is on making a difference and using his real life experiences to drive narratives.
His choreography dates from 2016 when he founded BDblaq Dance. Rikkai's first site specific piece 'Watch This Space' was commissioned by Artists 4 Artists as part of a work in progress showcase at Redbridge Drama Centre, Heritage A Users Manual Festival at South Bank Centre and Bermuda Festival 2020 and SENSE, which toured throughout the UK to Valencia and Bermuda.
More recently, Scott worked on the acclaimed TAPOUT film as part of TheArtists Creative Film Award Performance 2021, which won most votes for best film.
"Rikkai's BDblaq Dance is something to look out for"