Richie has been dancing since he was five. He has studied ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and completed Major Exams in jazz and tap. Richie graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance) in 2007. He has been a choreographer in the commercial dance sector for many years, including his role as Assistant Choreographer for the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony. Richie teaches in several schools as an itinerant teacher and is the director of BoyzDance2. He is also a foundation choreographer for the very successful Out of the Box production which is a feature of Tempo Dance Festival each year. In 2006 Richie co-founded TMC Dance Crew, which became one of New Zealand’s foremost hip-hop dance crews, representing New Zealand at the World Hip Hop Champs in 2007 and again in 2009. Richie is also a member of the Identity Dance Crew who have previously won the New Zealand Hip Hop Championship and have won two silver medals at the World Hip Hop Champs in 2013 and 2014. Richie has been nominated three times for the TEMPO Dance Festival Young Choreographer award and won it in 2009. In 2015 Richie played a feature role in the New Zealand film Born to Dance.