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Rick Gavin Tjia, American dancer, actor. Scholar Craft of Choreography Conference I, 1984.


Tjia, Rick Gavin was born on August 7, 1966 in Columbia, Missouri, United States. Son of Benny Oen Swie and Jenny (Ouw) Tjia.


Student, Gainesville (Florida) Association Creative Arts, 1976-1977;student, Pofahl School Dance Arts, 1978-1985, 81-87;student, State Dance Association Florida, 1984, 85;student, David Howard Dance Center, Finis Jhung Studio, New York City, 1986;Associate of Arts, U. Florida, 1986;postgraduate, Ballet Academy Miami, 1987;postgraduate, Boston Ballet School, 1987-1988.


Dancer, Gainesville Civic Ballet Youth Ensemble, 1981-1983;dancer, Gainesville Civic Ballet, 1981-1986;dancer, Dance Alive], Gainesville, 1986-1987;dancer, Ballet Austin, 1988-1990;dancer, Delta Festival Ballet, 1991. Guest dancer Valdosta (Georgia) Ballet Theatre, 1985-1986, Ballet Theatre of Miami, 1989-1990.


  • Other Work

    • Dancer: The Nutcracker, 1981-1987, Pippin, 1983, Romeo and Juliet, 1983-1984, Carmen, 1984, Hello Dolly, 1985, Coppelia, 1985-1986, Petrouchka: Stars and Stripes, 1986, Bolero, 1986-1987. Appeared in movies: For the Boys, 1991, The Suburban Socialists, 1991, A Party Called Earth. Choreographer Miss University of Florida pageant, 1985, Alachua County Beauty Pageant, 1985, Miss Florida Pageant, 1985.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: acting, traveling, tennis, soccer, trumpet.


Benny Oen Swie Tjia

Jenny (Ouw) Tjia