Rikki is a descendant of the Kullili people from South West Queensland and is from Inverell in Northern New South Wales. Coming from a sports background, Rikki grew up playing football and studying Koshiki Karate and was named Junior World Champion in 2000 and was the first Junior to reach world number two. After studying Karate for over 13 years, he took his first dance class in 2007 at the age of 17.
Whilst studying, Rikki joined the NSW Regional Dance Ensemble, before training at Australian Dance Performance Institute (ADPI) and performing with the Brisbane Youth City Ballet Company. He then went overseas, training with L’Ecole-Atelier Rudra-Bejart and Bejart Ballet Company.
Rikki has performed with Lucid Dance Theatre (Dancing with Bach, 2011, Surge, 2013) and Queensland National Ballet (The Nutcracker, 2011). He has also performed on national television, appearing in Everybody Dance Now (2012) and So You Think You Can Dance (2014)
Rikki joined Bangarra in 2014 and his highlights include travelling to and performing in remote communities during the Kinship and Spirit regional tour, and performing in Patyegarang on the 2014 national tour.