Ricks collaboration with Darren Ellis Dance begun in 2007 with Romeo Error, since this time Rick has worked on Sticks and Bones, 2009 and the Place Prize Commission From the Waist Up, 2010.
Rick started his career as an actor working with the Reduced Shakespeare Company and some of the UK's top contemporary dance companies including the Mark Bruce Company, Ricochet and Darren Ellis Dance as well as originating the role of Jerry Springer in JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA. While with the Reduced Shakespeare Company he co-wrote numerous pieces for BBC Radio. THICK, his first play, premiered at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival followed runs in Canada, a sell-out run at the Fringe NYC were Rick won Outstanding Actor anda self-funded UK Tour. It was revived for the 2010 Brighton Fringe Festival where it was awarded an Argus Angel for Outstanding Artistic Excellence. THICK has been turned into a screenplay and is playing at the New Diorama in London in September 2011. Rick is currently writing his newest play, Full of Bees.