Reccardo Townsend begins his first year as an Apprentice with Columbus Dance Theatre having been a member of the Intensive Training Program at CDT for four years. He began his training in Memphis, Tennessee with Collage. At CDT he has performed in a variety of roles including: Rose Boy in Matchgirl, The Hunter in Peter and the Wolf and The Groom in Tim Veach's The Wedding. Recently, he was featured dancing in Anthem for Ancestors with the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Reccardo has studied on full scholarship at the Cincinnati Ballet Summer Intensive, The Houston Ballet Summer Intensive, and at Columbus Dance Theatre.