Jaroslav Richters hails from the Czech Republic where he began his ballet training at the Theater of J.K. Tyl in Pilsen. He began his professional path with eight years of ballet education at the Dance Conservatory in Prague. His gateway to America was receiving a full scholarship to the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC where he completed two years in the pre-professional program. Jaroslav competed in the Tanzolymp Festival in Berlin in 2018 where he took 3rd Prize in Classical Pas de Deux category, then he was a finalist in YAGP New York in 2018 and the Korean International Ballet Competition in 2018. Jaroslav joined City Ballet of San Diego last season as an Apprentice and performed in the company’s productions of Carmina Burana, Straw Feet, The Nutcracker, Hallelujah Junction, Who Cares? and most recently this season in Geoff Gonzalez’s virtual performances of The Dark Room Series.