Boris Richir, originally from Antwerp, Belgium, received his dance education at the Paris Opera Ballet School, one of the world’s top three dance schools.
He started his professional career in 2009 when he joined the prestigious Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany. In 2014, he joined the Boston Ballet followed by the Atlanta Ballet for the 2017/18 season.
Boris Richir has performed soloist, and lead roles in a wide repertoire ranging from The Nutcracker to contemporary pieces such as the revolutionary ballets of W. Forsythe.
Boris Richir appears in the 2012 filming of The Nutcracker of the Semperoper Ballet Dresden by ARTE.
In 2012 he became assistant director of ART of Ballet Courses and masterclasses where he is responsible for the organization of high level dance summer courses across Europe.
During his career with the Boston Ballet, he worked closely together with their Adaptive Dance department where he developed a passion for inclusive dance education.
In 2017 he founded United Dance.