R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. Incorporated: Dancing To Make A Difference!

R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. Incorporated is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Baltimore based organization that is all about making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the area of the arts. Founded in 2014 by Angelia Lewis, their mission is to Reach, Inspire, Connect, Overcome, Create, Help, Empower, and Transform the lives of those they touch in the community and the world. Through the art of dance and creative expression, they create an interactive environment and soul-stirring presentations that are fun, family-friendly, and engaging. They believe change must start within the individual; then the individual can impact their family, and then can bring about change in their community. 



About The Visionary: The Origin Story of R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. Inc.

Angelia Lewis (Founder and Creator of R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. Inc.) is a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina who lived in Washington D.C. most of her early years before settling in Baltimore, MD in 1990. She graduated from UMBC that same year with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems. Angelia wears many hats; not only is she the Artistic Director of the R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. dance troop, but an entrepreneur in the areas of health, wellness, and beauty. Throughout her business endeavors Angelia believed that her divine calling and purpose is to educate, empower, enlighten, and elevate those around her.

As a single mother of two sons who are on the Autism Spectrum; Isaiah Lewis who is a member of R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T., and Donte’ Lewis who is a independent DJ and music producer, Angelia is a firm believer who believes that trials come to make you strong; and one must continue to find joy in the journey. The inception of R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. came to Angelia after hearing a 1980’s-inspired “Planet Rock” type beat that her eldest son Donte’ had produced in 2013. Even though it didn’t have a definitive title, Angelia listened to the beat as it suddenly brought about an idea for a dance troop. The name “Ricochet” came to her as a God-given vision prior to the group’s performance at the “Uplifting Minds II” talent competition. They were recognized as Baltimore’s Best Dance Group in 2014.

R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. continues to grow and define their style of dance and creative expression. They define their style of dance as ‘Interpoptation’, which combines dance styles such as interpretive dance, popping, and miming; as well as some forms of freestyle. They are known to wow the crowds with their audience participation, medleys and tributes. Some of which include The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, The Blues Brothers, James Brown, and The Temptations. They have performed all around the Baltimore area; such as Artscape, Light City Baltimore, and Powerfest. They opened up for the UniverSoul Circus, and even performed at events in New York, Virginia, and even Los Angeles, California. R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. has even expanded to incorporate aspiring singers in their performances, now known as R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. and Friends.

Becoming a part of R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. is more than just being in a dance group. It brings about a life-changing experience to those who are a part of the organization, and those who watch their performances.

2022 JCC Blockparty

WJZ-13 Promo for JCC Blockparty 2022

R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. & Friends “Freedom Calling” Performance at Long Reach High School

The Autism Gala 2022

SLT Gala 2016 Halloween Performance

Kamani Sings “Freedom” at Long Reach High School

World of Possibilities Expo 2017

Dance Camp Performance at Artscape 2017

12 thoughts on “R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. Incorporated: Dancing To Make A Difference!

  1. I have seen a few performances and have been astounded by the talent gathered by Angelia Lewis. I have seen Angelia herself perform a mime along with her son to gospel. It is truly a sight and sound to behold. I plan on making regular contributions to their organization. I saw her son perform as the Grinch at our caregiver event on December 10, 2022. I am a person who easily cries when my soul is touched. They touch my soul. 💖

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  2. These dancers and simgers are amazing. I have been following them foe the last two years and they have been a blessing each time.
    Their heart, their love for God and people shows throughout everything they do. They bring smiles to sad faces, they bring love to broken hearts and most of all they have a way of uniting a community of people just because of their presence. I will continue to support them in every way. God bless all of your endeavors.

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  3. I am thrilled and in awe every time I have the pleasure of being in the audience when they perform! They are always on point and continue to advance in their creativity. They always deliver! They always want to help others too. Proud to support them and love them!

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    • Thank you Darlene for believing in us!!! You have been there since the beginning and you have helped our program reach and touch so many lives! Thank you for many of the divine connections and opportunities for our fellas to shine year after year!

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  4. I’ve been following RICOCHET since 2015. This amazing, energetic, committed, inspiring, funkdified dance troupe never ceases to engage the audience with their many dance moves. Their manager , Angela, keeps RICOCHET focused on the assignment, and they are non-stop entertainment . RICOCHET has a unique fashion and dance style. If you haven’t witnessed RICOCHET live, please check out their social media platforms and feast your eyes on this powerful 5-star dance group.

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    • Thank you Darlene for believing in us!!! You have been there since the beginning and you have helped our program reach and touch so many lives! Thank you for many of the divine connections and opportunities for our fellas to shine year after year!


  5. To Mother Rosa….We thank you so much for your generous donations!!!
    Thank you for believing in our vision to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities!


  6. Great website to put the guys on blasted,they are doing a great job,keep up the good foot work nephew,still love the Motown sounds.You guys will achieve your goals,it will get bigger an better with blessings on blessings 🙏.

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