Ryan was honored to serve as Assistant Choreographer alongside Emmy winner Josh Bergasse on NBC’s Smash. He was associate resident choreographer and dance captain for the national tour of Billy Elliot. Ryan was dance captain on the international tour of Fosse and studied the style with Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, and Ben Vereen. Along with his brother Evan, he appeared and choreographed on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. He has choreographed national commercials for Hershey’s, White House Black Market, and Sun Drop soda and created movement for David Blaine’s Real or Magic tour. Most recently, Ryan was Dance Captain for The Bandstand at Paper Mill Playhouse directed and choreographed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
Ryan continues to create new work with multi Drama Desk Award nominated Parallel Exit: Physical Comedy Theater. Their production of This Way, That Way prompted the NY Times to say Kasprzak, Dzcan get laughs simply by breathing and their comic tap musical Time Step was seen at the New Victory Theater, Joyce SoHo, Lincoln Center Institute and Cos Festival in Spain. Their show Exit Stage Left was presented at the Queens Theater, toured the US, and played variety theaters throughout Germany.
His choreography has been featured at the NY Musical Festival in Academia Nuts (Best New Musical), and Best of Fest winners Cloned and Volleygirls. He is part of the resident faculty at The Performing Arts Project and a professor and alumnus of Marymount Manhattan College.