As the co-owner of Iron Heart Gym with his wife Genny, Richard Chippendale is passionate about stepping outside his comfort zone. He laid it all out there when he starred as the golden bikini-bottomed Rocky from Big Apple Production’s Rocky Horror Picture Show in 2017 and 18. Richard watched DWTVS last year and says he was moved emotionally by the participants’ passion. He has a soft spot for hospice, as he had to say goodbye to one of his gym members there recently.
For DWTVS, Richard is dancing a hip-hop routine with his friend Dave MacDonald.
A power engineer at Tolko, beginner pianist, avid skier, and general thrill seeker, Dave hopes his background in competitive big air and freestyle skiing carries over to his dancing skills. In his spare time, you can find Dave programming his new app, Gas n' Go, for his company Brain Lab Apps.