Professors / Teachers
Rick Kam studied classical dance at the Theaterschool / Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After his studies he worked as a dancer with De Nieuwe Dansgroep Amsterdam and De Rotterdamse Dansgroep. As choreographer in residence he created several works for the Rotterdamse Dansgroep.
In 1993 he became a founding member of Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company. He assisted the choreographer internationally as guest-teacher and choreographic assistant for Ballett Freiburg Pretty Ugly, pretty ugly tanz köln, Maggiodanza/Firenze, Ballett Dortmund, Tanzwerk Nürnberg, Komische Oper Berlin, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Yummy Dance Matsuyama/Japan, Bern Ballett, P.A.R.T.S/Brüssel, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Finally he worked with Amanda Miller as dancer, choreographer and artistic asssistent for pretty ugly tanz köln at Schauspielhaus Köln.
Since September 2008 he is head of the department of dance of the municipal music-school Rheinische Musikschule Köln, which also includes the pre-academy for dance. From wintersemester 2009 he has been lecturer for classical dance, ballet-fundamentals, and methodical/didactic research at the CCD. At the present time he is spokesman of the lecturers of CCD within the faculty councel, and member of the artistic-scientific staff council at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.