Richard completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology in 2004 and joined EDC in 2006. He earned nominations for Most Outstanding Male Dancer for both the 2011 Australian Dance Awards (ADA) and Helpmann Awards, and again in 2012 he was nominated for an ADA for performing his self choreographed work Wilhelm Scream. He was most recently nominated for a 2017 ADA for Most Outstanding Male Dancer in Black (2016). Richard spent 2012- 2015 working in London as a dancer, choreographer and teacher with various companies and independent choreographers and returned to EDC in 2016. His choreographic credits include works for the Malaysian Dance Festival, Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, Expressions Dance Company, QUT, Third Row Dance Company (UK), Centre of Advanced Training (UK), Inky Cloak Theatre Company (UK), and Raw Moves Dance Company (Singapore).