Ryan is a dancer, choreographer and teacher originally from Auckland, New Zealand.
After moving to Brisbane, he found himself quickly immersed in the local scene, performing, teaching and collaborating with other Brisbane dancers.
Having been fortunate over the last few years to work as a performer and teacher in a large variety of contexts, he considers streetdance to be his true love and forte but considers his work in more western and cultural-contemporary roles to be a big influence on his style.
Ryan has danced with Triple8funk Dance Company NZ, was a founding member of Nameless Dance Crew and has performed and toured locally in New Zealand with contemporary dance company, Black Grace. The last few years have seen him work with internationally renowned choreographers such as Neil Ieremia, Shona McCullagh, Joseph Ling and Carol Brown to name a few. He has found himself working on everything from locally produced contemporary streetdance showcases, national hiphop competitions, travelling on international cultural exchanges and residencies, all the way to working as part of the choreography team on the 2011 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in New Zealand.
What can people expect when taking class with you?
The freedom to have fun, work hard, get lost in the music, and do whatever it is that makes dance that special thing for each of us.
What is important to you as a teacher and a dancer?
Not trying to be too clever! Being honest and true to how you feel and what the music wants to share with you.