Darryl  Retter

Darryl Retter

Darryl Retter is Owner/Director of Retter's Academy of Dance, Master Teacher, Entrepreneur, Owner of Music Works, Producer Dance Teacher Connection, Dance Teacher Advocate, Composer, Lyricist, Creator of Danceography Educational Videos, Partner MOHO Productions, Director of Dancers Bridge in LA, & father of one! Darryl Retter is a veteran name in the Dance Industry & Convention Circuit, teaching Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, Studio Management Classes, Teaching Studio Syllabus, Technique, & Choreography for his videos & inspiring dancers & teachers across the nation for the past 30 years! Faculty member of DanceMakers & guest teacher with Adrenaline Dance Convention. Darryl grew up at Retter’s Dance Center, & credits Betty Retter, his mother for his early dance training. Darryl was discovered by the legendary Mr. Al Gilbert & became his protégé, friend, & carries on “The Mission” as Owner of Music Works Unlimited. Darryl & his wife, Linda Bernabei Retter, are owners & Artistic Directors of their dance studio, Retter’s Academy of Dance (RAD). RAD has received National & Regional recognition for their positive philosophy, award winning Rhythm Machine Dance Company, Dancers Bridge Company, humanitarian efforts & Thoughtfulness Committee including “Top 5 Dance Studios in LA”. Darryl & Linda, their Studio and Companies have been recognized in National publications Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Dancer, Dance & Fitness, Dance Teacher Now, & featured on the cover of Dancer Magazine. As Director of The Dancers Bridge, Darryl created a program for dancers moving to LA to pursue a professional dance career. Many former students are now teaching on National Conventions, appeared on SYTYCD, Puff Daddy world tour, Lakers Girls, Broadway productions of The Lion King, Hairspray, The Color Purple, & Purlie. Also Disney, Nickelodeon, numerous videos & stage productions & so much more! His vision to create a safe haven for children to study the art of dance is a dream come true.