Ryan’s first steps into the world of dance were taken at Halifax Dance’s Summer Intensive in 1998. The enriching experience developed into a passion for ballet and eventually led Ryan to complete his professional training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 2008. Upon graduation, Ryan was hired by the National Ballet of Canada, under the direction of Karen Kain. After four years with the National Ballet, Ryan went on to dance for the Vienna State Ballet in Austria and the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. He is currently a resident of Halifax and is pursuing a bachelor degree in Medical Sciences from Dalhousie University. Ryan remains eager to stay connected to his roots in classical ballet and loves having the opportunity to teach and share his craft with the future generation of dancers.