Ryan is a native of Colorado and began dancing at the age of 11. At 14, she fell in love with the Russian style of ballet and began to study ballet exclusively, enrolling in International Ballet School under the direction of Mark and Sandra Carlson. While there, Ryan studied Russian ballet and character dance under Slava Mesropov. Ryan then joined Colorado Ballet’s studio company where she danced for two years. She has been a freelance artist since 2015 and has performed with Zikr Dance Ensemble and as a Guest Principal with Denver Ballet Theatre. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2017, she has been taking class with Marat Daukayev and is overjoyed to continue to share her love of Russian ballet with her students at MDSB.