Training: Ryan was born in York and began his training at eight with the Royal Ballet Junior Associate Programme which he attended for three years. He then joined the Royal Ballet Lower School where he performed for The Queen at her 80th birthday as well as with the Royal Ballet Company in Sleeping Beauty. After graduating, he attended Central School of Ballet where he achieved a BA Hons degree in professional dance and performance.
Dance: Moving to Estonia in 2010 for a year to dance with the Estonian National Ballet Company; principal and soloist roles: Prince in The Little Prince and Fritz in The Nutcracker; corps de ballet: Manon, Swan Lake, The Three Musketeers, Coppélia, Romeo and Juliet and Who Cares.
In England he performed with Beyoncé in An Audience with Beyoncé (ITV) and he danced one season with Ballet Ireland and three seasons with the National Dance Company of Denmark, performing all over Denmark and Germany as well as at the London Coliseum; soloist roles: Fritz, The Chinese Prince and the Russian Prince in The Nutcracker; corps de ballet: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Midnight Express. In 2014, Ryan performed in Richard Eyre’s La Traviata (Royal Opera House) and Romeo and Juliet (English National Ballet, Royal Albert Hall).
Television: Adverts for Gillette, Morrisons, Tassimo and Pepsi Max.
Other: Making more than ten appearances for Arsenal FC Ex-Professionals and Celebrities in 2013/14. Also, model for Vivienne Westwood’s 2014 Anglomania campaign.
Ryan is making his West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera.