Ricardo Santiago began his dance training as a scholarship student at Ballet Hispanico of New York. He has also received scholarships while attending SUNY Purchase, The Alvin Ailey School and Dance Theater Of Harlem. He has studied with Liliana Morales, Manolo Rivera, Luis Montero, La Tati, La China, El Toleo, Omayra Amaya, Edwin Aparicio and Nelida Tirado. In addition to touring throughout the United States, Ricardo has performed in Trinidad, Germany, Spain, Bolivia, Czech Republic, Poland & Japan. He has performed in Franco Zeffirelli's productions of Carmen and La Traviata at The Metropolitan Opera, Don Giovanni at Washington Opera, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Bailes Ferrer and has appeared numerous films and music videos including Alanis Morissette's Hand In My Pocket. Ricardo has Performed with Carmen Rubio, Sol y Sombra, Flamenco Latino, Alborada Spanish Dance, Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo, M'oro Flamenco, Flamenco Ole, Danzas Españolas, Flamenco Sepharad, Bailes Ferrer, Edwin Aparicio's Selected Works and Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY where he also served as Choreographer for their Production of Carmen.