Rikard Ekstrand is a well-recognized dancer in the swing dance scene and working full-time as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Other than swing dancing, Rikard also studied street dancing for many years and was a respected street dancer in the Stockholm area during that period. In 2006 Rikard started his cooperation with Harlem Hot Shots and in 2008 he became a member of the company. Rikard also have a passion for competition. He holds a long list of titles in both Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie. Together with the Harlem Hot Shots he has been touring big stages in Sweden and around the world.