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Stage director and choreographer Ricardo Aponte has directed over 15 musicals and choreographed over 30 musicals, operas, and industrial shows nationwide. Ricardo is originally from Venezuela and resides in Atlanta, GA, where he has become one of the most in-demand creators, recognized with 3 Suzi Awards and ten nominations.  Recent work: Director and/or Choreographer- Atlanta Opera (Candide, Cabaret, Revolution of Steve Jobs, Carmen, and Frida), Cinderella (Aurora Theatre), Luisa Fernanda (Florentine Opera) White Christmas (Jennie T. Anderson). He’s also the founder and artistic director of Theatre Platform Project, an educational nonprofit, providing performing arts programs to diverse communities in Atlanta.

Ricardo Aponte

Outstanding Choreography Winner:

In The Heights
Produced by: Theatrical Outfit & Aurora Theatre 

The Lizard And The Sun
Produced by: Alliance Theatre

Produced by: Atlanta Lyric and Alliance Theatre

*Over 10 nominations for Direction and Choreography

American Theatre Magazine

Featuring Ricardo Aponte


Once On This Island

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

“Imaginatively directed and Choreographed by Ricardo Aponte”.

Atlanta Journal Constitution 

Songs For  A New World

BuiCentennial Productions

"Director/Choreographer Ricardo Aponte tapped into some sort of 6th sense with this one. I’ve never envisioned this show’s blocking or how things would look but after this I can’t see them any other way. Aponte is known for digging into the details and he did exactly that with this piece".

The Wedding Singer

Atlanta Lyric

"Ricardo Aponte’s choreography is a tremendous boon to the evening, Bravo!".

Rough Draft Atlanta 

Men With Money

Aurora Theatre

"Featuring the sensational choreography of Ricardo Aponte who seems to relish in originating  innovating work".

Atlanta Journal Constitution 

Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Aurora Theatre

"And Ricardo Aponte's choreography is superb".

Atlanta InTown


Aurora Theatre

The pairing of the costumes with Ricardo Aponte’s award winning direction and choreography add color to the story book setting".

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