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Ryan L. Ball

ballet-musical-theatre-choreography-dance-lessons-instructionRyan, a proud member of AEA, is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.  Originally a classically trained ballet dancer, Ryan had the honor of studying with Richard Thomas of the New York City Ballet, Daniel Levans of ABT, and Soili Arvola and Leo Ahonen of the National Ballet of Finland.  Ryan started performing professionally at the age of 16 and has since performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S. in numerous review shows and on cruise ships.  He has also been blessed to play the leading man in such beloved musicals as Anything Goes, Brigadoon, Dames at Sea, How To Succeed…, among countless others.  More recently, Ryan performed on Broadway with Nathan Lane in “The Frogs” at Lincoln Center, which was directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.  Ryan is now living and working in Boston with his wife and young daughter.

 

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Performing and Teaching Credits

 

BROADWAY

“The Frogs”Vivian Beaumont Theatre                                    

     - Directed and Choreographed by Susan Stroman

     - Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 

MUSICAL THEATRE (selected shows)

"How to Succeed In Business..." - Oklahoma Opera & Music Co.

     - J. Pierrepont Finch

"Brigadoon" - Center Stage Theatre Co.

     - Tommy Albright

"Anything Goes" - Oklahoma Opera & Music Co.

     - Billy Crocker

“Dames At Sea” - American Spirit Dance Co                                               

     - Dick                                                              

 “Sweet Charity” - Oklahoma Opera & Music Co.                                             

     - Oscar Lindquist                                          

“Brigadoon” - Oklahoma Opera & Music Co.                                                            

     - Jeff Douglas                                

“Carousel” - Center Stage Theatre Co                                                          

     - Dream Billy                                  .

“Sugar” w/ Kristin Chenowith - Lyric Theatre, Inc.                    

     - Gangster/Vocal Ensemble                        

“Hello Dolly!” w/ Jo Anne Worley- Lyric Theatre, Inc.                             

     - Dance Ensemble/Swing                            

 “On Your Toes” w/ Lara Teeter- Lyric Theatre, Inc.                 

     - Dance Ensemble/Swing                            

 

DANCE/CHOREOGRAPHY/ADJUTICATION

“The Nutcracker” - Bartlesville Civic Ballet                                 

     - Cavalier, Russian, Arabian                      

“Country Hoe Down” - Six Flags, Inc.                           

     - Choreographer                                           

“America” - Arts Encounters, Inc.                                  

     - Soloist for Jacques D’Ambois 

“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” - Okla. Summer Arts Inst.

     - Soloist for Richard White                         

International Dance Challenge - New York, NY          

     - Regional and National Adjuticator        

     - Dance Masters of New England - Boston, MA    

     - Regional Adjuticator                 

“How to get a job in Performing” - Dean College, Franklin, MA              

     - Career Counseling and Insight into the world of Performing Arts

 

MUSICAL REVUES (selected shows)

“Jump, Jive, and Swing!” - Stiletto Entertainment                       

     - Lead Singer, Featured Dancer, Company Manager

“Fiesta Latina” - Stiletto Entertainment                                                        

     - Lead Singer, Featured Dancer, Company Manager           

“Birth of the Blues” - Anita Mann Productions                                            

     - Lead Singer, Featured Dancer, Vocal Captain                                                                                       .

“Broadway Showstoppers” - Greg Thompson Productions                       

     - Lead Singer, Featured Dancer, Master Of Ceremonies                                             

"Ozark Mountain Christmas" - Silver Dollar City, Inc

     - Featured Soloist, Lead Dancer, Dance Captain

 

 “Hollywood” - Greg Thompson Productions                                                               

     - Lead Singer, Company Manager          

 

TELEVISION/RADIO/INDUSTRIAL

“Rescue 911” - CBS Television                                                       

     - Featured Actor                                           

“Carnivale” - HBO, Inc.                                                    

     - Featured Extra                                           

Millennium Pharmaceuticals - Ace Entertainment, Inc.                             

     - Featured Dancer                                        

Puma Shoe Corporation - Ace Entertainment, Inc.                                     

     - Featured Dancer                                        

Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Linda Layman Agency                                         

     - Featured Actor                                           

Mackinac Crossing Mall - Linda Layman Agency                                      

      - Voiceover      

 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Bachelor of Music – Musical Theatre                  Oklahoma City University

     - Graduated Cum Laude Honors

     - Top Five Musical Theatre Program in U.S.

Ballet – Richard White, Jo Rowan, Daniel Levans       Jazz – Lyn Cramer, Adam Parsons

Tap – Liz Reiter, Lyn Cramer, Ryan Lohoff                 Hip-Hop – Tovaris Wilson, Jayson Wright

Acting – Erick Devine, Lara Teeter                            Voice – Vickie Kelly, Todd Gordon