Richard Pierlon was trained at Harkness School of Ballet, Martha Graham School, Alvin Ailey School of Dance and New Dance Group Studio. He has worked with Agnes De Mille, Cathy Dobby, Gwen Verdon, Lee Theodore, Bob Fosse, Debbie Allen, Eleo Pomare, Sophie Maslow, Walter Knickes, Arlene Phillips and Luis Johnson, among others. Mr Pierlon has choreographed at the Latin Quarter in New York; at Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City; at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas (Mardi Gras Room); at the Sporting Club and the Cabaret in Monte Carlo, France; Brick Hall in Nagasaki, Japan; and in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Saga City, Japan; at the Convention Exhibition Center in Hong Kong; in Israel; and in Amsterdam, Holland.
As a teacher, he has taught at Professional Dance Center (Tokyo), Ketzeu Hagoof (Israel), Congreso de Baile (Buenos Aires), Dance Master's and Show Stopper (North Carolina), Teri Martell School of Dance (Akron), Tad Dance Studio (Japan), NYC p.f. (New York), Theater Dance (Nagasaki), and Kanako School of Ballet (Saga City, Japan), Perry Dance II (New York), Step's 74 (New York), Fitness Gym (Germany), Sonya Marie Dance Studio (Dothan, AL), Debonaire School of Dance (Warren, Ohio), I.A.C. Studio (Tokyo), Broadway Dance Center (Tokyo), Dance Point (Osaka), Jazz Unlimited (Mariton, NJ), The Amsterdam School of Art (Holland), Waves (Philadelphia), Fancy Dancer (New York), Classical Jazz Theater (Teaneck, NJ), PDTA (Savannah, GA), and Dance Caravan (New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Denver, Pittsburgh, Des Moines, Cincinnati, New York, Myrtle Beach, Orlando.)
All of Mr. Pierlon's jazz classes combine ballet and modern dance techniques with jazz movements. Emphasis in every class is placed on dance technique and an awareness of the inner meaning of dance. All classes combine technique with acting's emotional content. Each class' warm-up combines ballet, modern and jazz techniques to create Richard Pierlon's unique style. The warm-up is an essential part of each class: every muscle group is covered.