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Ryan Thomas







Ryan Thomas started dancing in Northern California at a competition dance studio. Later, Mr. Thomas developed a passion for classical ballet when he began his training towards becoming a professional dancer. During his training and professional career he had the opportunity to dance with the Sacramento Ballet, then Houston Ballet Academy where he danced with both the school and company. Mr. Thomas later danced for several other professional ballet companies including Oakland Ballet, Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, and Columbia City Ballet on stages all over the world.

As a professional dancer he was featured in several ballets including Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Diversion of Angles, Serenade, Who Cares, Western Symphony, Rubies, Great Galloping Gottschalk, Deuce Coup, and many original works from world renowned choreographers. Ryan earned a BA in Dance performance from University of South Carolina, then an MFA in Dance and Dance Education Technologies from University of California Irvine. His passion for dance has transformed from performer into dance educator, focusing on developing the next generation of dance enthusiast, teaching Dance Improvisation, Choreography, Ballet, Modern, Pas de deux, Gyrotonics, Dance Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Dance History, and Dance Appreciation.

Ryan’s Role at TDC

Ryan joined the TDC team in September 2013 and teaches Boys Ballet, Pre-Ballet II and Ballet II.










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