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Ryan is a versatile performer who took to the stage in high school and hasn’t stopped since! He enjoys sharing his continually growing skills and knowledge of the arts with both children and adults, and began teaching at The S.P.A.C.E. in 2011.
Most recently, Ryan played “Gad” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Silvermist Productions, and was asked to return to his alma mater to appear in Little Women, which was reviewed to great success. Before that, he participated in Dancing In The Dust – a workshop performance of Canadian composer David Warrack's beautiful musical starring Corey O'Brien and Allie Hughes – at the Music Theatre Symposium for the Shaw Festival. In June 2010, Ryan made a trip to New York City to appear as a VIP Dancer in the 20th annual Broadway Bares. He also performed in the Betty Award nominated production of The Producers for Stage West Calgary as the company's male swing and ensemble member.
Ryan has also performed internationally, touring Japan in a production of Grease where, in a clear case of type casting, he played his favourite character, “Eugene”, for the third time, and spent two years in the Bahamas as a singer and dancer for Disney Cruise Lines. Not limited to stage work, Ryan was featured in the Discovery Network series Inventions That Shaped The World and Curious and Unusual Deaths, and performed on former class mate Anjuli’s debut album ANJULI for Universal Records.
A proud graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Ryan also studied at the University of Windsor in the Bachelor of Music Program, as well as the Drama In Education Program. His trained with the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music in piano, and also plays trombone and other brass instruments. Currently, he studies voice with Broadway conductor Jeffrey Huard and Toronto's top musical pianist and conductor, Jeannie Wyse.