South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Riquelle Robinson

INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #401



Contact

nextlevelgcd@gmail.com
803.757.4105
https://www.nextlevelgcd.com/
Richland County, SC


Discipline

  • Dance


Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country

About


Artist bio

Riquelle is a Sumter native and graduate of Sumter High School. In 2015, she graduated from Coker University with a bachelor of arts degree in exercise science and a dance minor. She received her master’s in higher education administration from Columbia College in 2016. Growing up, Riquelle was always involved in gymnastics, cheer and dance. She was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader for several gym facilities. She went on to be a college cheerleader, where she performed in several half-time shows for Coker University. Riquelle has 16 years of coaching experience in different areas related to gymnastics, cheer and dance. She hopes to inspire her students to push for their personal best and never give up!

Artist statement

Riquelle collaborates with organizations on developing and growing a team of dancers, competitive cheerleaders, and gymnastics. She believes in taking a “meet the group where they are and grow them to where they want to be” approach when developing a plan for each organization. Once the program is designed, she meets the organization and teaches concepts and fundamentals to the entire team. While teaching, she develops a daily regimen and introduces it to the organization leaders so that they understand dance, cheer, and gymnastics concepts and practices. She creates competition shows and helps the team understand performance expectations. As an artist-in-residence, Riquelle teaches all grade levels and performance levels. She teaches dance concepts and terminology, increases flexibility for students, and helps each student gain confidence.

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