BIO: Richy Jackson is a world-class visual director and choreographer who has spent the breadth of his 16 year career working in counts of eight alongside the most influential recording artists in the music industry. He is responsible for the widely acclaimed Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime Show and a master at inventing her signature dance style. He serves as Lady Gaga’s Visual Director/Choreographer for most of her career, creating the majority of her music videos, live performances and television appearances. Other favored artists in the industry Jackson has worked with include Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Brandy, to name a few.
In addition to being one of the most sought-after choreographers in the business, Jackson displays superlative talent in stage direction, camera-blocking and direction in narrative/character development. He has put his directional creativity into performances for some of the most recognized shows on television both domestically and abroad, including American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards, the MTV Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Awards, the BET Awards, among countless others. The accumulation of Jackson’s unmatched abilities coupled with his pleasant and professional demeanor make him truly a one-of-a-kind talent in the marketplace.
While Jackson has spent thousands of hours developing and perfecting his craft in the rehearsal room, he is also an established television personality – appearing on-camera during multiple seasons of the wildly popular MTV franchise “Making The Band”. In 2011, Jackson was featured as a series regular on two hit shows: “The Dance Scene” (E! Entertainment) and “Born to Dance” (Black Entertainment Television).