Richy Jackson from "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," whose full name is Richard Jackson, is one of the judges in the Lifetime reality series. He previously starred in the E! reality docu-series "The Dance Scene."

Richy Jackson has strutted his stuff with the likes of Will Smith, Missy Elliott, Christina Milian, Lady Gaga and Usher, so it's amazing to consider that his dance career almost never happened. The Cali born and raised brother of four (his mother tragically died in a car accident in 2002) was a Tuskegee College student with his nose in the books when he abruptly decided to leave school after seeing a friend dancing in an Aaliyah video. Richard Jackson ("Dance Scene") escaped to New York to pursue his dreams—and hasn't looked back since.

Laurieann Gibson's assistant and eventually lead choreographer since she discovered him at a P. Diddy audition nine years ago, Jackson's television and film appearances ("Fat Albert," "You Got Served" and "Marmaduke") and commercials (iPod and Coca-Cola) are too numerous to list them all. In addition to being a talented dancer, he has been in the studio writing and recording tracks to promote his solo career as an artist.

'Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition' Season 2 Brings Unexpected Twists — Premiering Tuesday, September 3, the sophomore season of the Lifetime reality series features judges Abby Lee Miller, Broadway star Rachelle Rak and celebrity choreographer Richy Jackson. Read more...
Lifetime Picks Up 'Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition' — Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, celebrity choreographer Richard Jackson and Abby Lee Miller of "Dance Moms" will serve as judges on the series featuring kids competing for a scholarship to Joffrey Ballet School. Read more...
'The Dance Scene': E! Series to Star Laurieann Gibson — Premiering April 10, the new reality series follows the creative genius behind many of music's top stars and her inner circle of dancers and choreographers. Read more...

'Teen Choice 2011' Nominations Announced — FOX's annual summer event airs Sunday, August 7 as "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" earns the most nods with 12, while "Glee" tops the TV list with 9. Read more...

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