Samantha Ryan - Female Dancer | Toronto, Ontario
Based In: Toronto, Ontario
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Dark Dance (Toronto/Ottawa, Canada) Dance Company: Allison Bradley, choreographer/director
Sensual Heeling (Toronto, Canada) Dance Company: Kaela Faloon, choreographer/director
Broadway Dance Centre (New York) Alvin Ailey Performance: David Thomas/Phil Orsano, choreographers
Border City Dance (Windsor, Canada) Dance Company: Melissa Williams, choreographer/director
University of Windsor Lancers ( ... Windsor, Canada) Competitive Dance Team: Paige Eddie, choreographer
Windsor Express Basketball (Windsor, Canada) Dance Team: Siena Browning, choreographer
Windsor Light Musical Theatre (Windsor, Canada) Dance and Ensemble: John Luther, choreographer
Northstar Cheer (Windsor, Canada) Competitive Cheerleading: Cheri McCurdy-Ducre, coach
The Underground Dance Centre (Toronto, Canada) Work Study
Broadway Dance Center (New York, NY) ISVP Professional Semester
Border City Dance Company (Windsor, Canada) Street Styles, Jazz, Contemporary
Bravo Ballet Company (Windsor, Canada) Ballet and Contemporary
Dance Workshops (Michigan, Ohio, California, USA) THE PULSE, NUVO, BDC, Tremaine and more
Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan, USA) Ballet and Modern
University of Michigan Dance Institute (Michigan, USA) Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African/Afro-Caribbean, Improv.
Cecchetti Council of America Teacher – Member (CCA - II)
Acrobatics Arts Teacher – Cert (AAC2)
ADAPT – Jazz/Tap Teacher – Level 1
University of Windsor Liberal Arts Program (2015 – 2016)
Sandwich Secondary School French Immersion Graduate (2015)
Tumbling, Bilingual - French/English, Choreography, Dance Studio Instructor, Valid Passport.
Samantha Ryan came to dance as a provincial gold medalist gymnast while trying to refine a floor routine. Once she entered the studio, Samantha was hooked and became a competitive dancer during her first year of dance. Sam understands that to become successful as a dancer, you not only have to be versatile in style but you have to be flexible, strong, have endurance and put in the hard work necessary, both physically and mentally, to achieve your full potential. She enjoys being able to communicate a message with a sequence of steps and movement aligned with music as a powerful way to provoke
... emotion and sentiment. At age 15, Samantha Ryan was granted a scholarship following competition from Be Discovered and traveled to Los Angeles where she trained at the famed Millennium Dance Complex and Movement Lifestyles studios in preparation for her performance at The Carnival Choreographer’s Ball, a showcase that is widely regarded as the LA dance community's ultimate competitive venue for choreographers to perform or display their work. Shortly afterward, Samantha Ryan auditioned in Detroit before Cameron Basden, former Ballet Master and Co-Associate Director for The Joffrey Ballet, and was invited to attend a summer intensive at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. In addition to sharpening her skills as a young dancer by attending numerous intensives, workshops, and conventions at Interlochen, M-Pulse (University of Michigan), The Pulse, NUVO, Tremaine and more, Samantha Ryan has also been a member of several dance companies, organizations and teams, including Dark Dance (Artistic Directors, Lineen Doung/Allison Bradley), Sensual Heeling (Artistic Director, Kaela Faloon), Border City Dance Company (Artistic Director, Melissa Williams), Windsor Express Basketball Dance Team (Sienna Browning, Choreographer), University of Windsor Lancers (Paige Eddie, Choreographer), Windsor Light Musical Theatre (John Luther, Choreographer, David Burrows, director) and Northstar Cheer Competitive Cheerleading (Cheri McCurdy-Ducre, coach).
In 2017 Samantha Ryan completed a Professional Semester at the world renowned Broadway Dance Centre in New York City. During the past year, Samantha Ryan has been training at Toronto’s famed Underground Dance Centre and Gotta Dance Studio. She has become a lead company member with Dark Dance and has performed at Culture Shock in Ottawa, Al Green Theatre and Fever After Dark in Toronto. Samantha has trained extensively and performed under the direction of some of the dance industries most recognized choreographers in NYC including David Thomas, Ashlé Dawson, Phil Orsano, Hannah Frederick, Candace Brown, Emily Greenwell, Yvonne Marie-Sain, Tiffany Phillips Maxwell, Jordan Washington and Toronto’s own Lineen Doung, Allison Bradley, Jac Valiquette, Hollywood Jade and Derick Robinson. In addition to her ongoing commitment to training and performing, Samantha has gained certification as a dance instructor in Ballet, Acrobatic Arts and is in progress to become accredited to teach Jazz and Tap (ADAPT Method). She has been teaching children to adults for several years, in studio (Front & Centre, Toronto; and Catz Meow, Amherstburg, Ontario) and within school settings (Toronto District School Board and Greater Windsor-Essex County School Board) where she has instructed students in class, choreographed competitive routines and school play ensembles for Annie, Shrek, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and The Lion King.
Human Symbiosis - Dark Dance Company: Lineen Doung / Allison Bradley Choreographers : Lead Performer (Al Green Theatre, Toronto Canada)
Culture Shock - Dark Dance Company: Lineen Doung / Allison Bradley Choreographers : Performer (Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa Canada)
The White Party - Fever After Dark: Jee Villa, Choreographer : Performer (Mod Club Theatre, Toronto Canada)
Humanity - Border City Dance Company: Melissa Williams Choreographer : Member (Walkerville Theatre; Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
BDC- Pro Sem Show: David Thomas, Phil Orsana and more Choreographers : Performer (Alvin Ailey ... Theater, NYC)
Broadway Dance Center : Professional Semester (3 month daily Intensive training with Industry leaders)
Acrobatic Arts : Teacher Certification - AAC2 (Michigan)
Cecchetti Council of America : Teacher Certification - level 2 (Michigan)
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