Ryan Daniel Beck is a visual art teacher working in the medium of dance. Inspired by a varied background and training, ranging from modern, Classical Ballet, Hip-Hop and Acrobatics.
Ryan has done commercial dance work for ESPN, MTV, Fuse TV, Mini Cooper, Givenchy, Microsoft, ABC, and Onion News Network, and danced commercially for the Mercedes Benz company in Frankfurt, Germany. Recently, he performed in the Danny Ezralow (Across The Universe, 2014 Sochi Olympics) touring show WHY...be extraordinary, when you can be yourself in Italy and Israel, and can be seen in the film Step Up 3D with Rhapsody and Jamal Sims.
Additional credits include working with Beyonce on the C&A Campaign, and the Black Eyed Peas. Ryan was an ensemble dancer with Disney's Tarzan stage show, and danced back-up for Hard Rock Live Tour and special engagements with YouTube sensation Mila Jam. Ryan has choreographed for Central Florida Ballet and Ballet South of Orlando under the direction of Russell Sultzbach of Joffrey Ballet. Ryan has also worked for Choreographers Ball in Los Angeles and NYC, as well as industrials in Miami, Las Vegas, Paris, New York and Atlanta.
Ryan danced with the Disney Corp for two years in Tokyo, Japan and choreographed for the opening of Insadong MUSE in Seoul, South Korea with the Pussycat Dolls. He toured Spain with MOMIX Dance Company, and has developed special projects for MTV News. Ryan has taught internationally and worked with students at O-School(Singapore), Jacqui Howard's The Village(Sydney, Australia), Studio B(Tel Aviv, Israel), La Luna Dance Center(Italy), Danzaccion(Mexico), Danza Activa (Panama), Dance Theatre USA National Competition, and Che Force Dance Convention with Chehon Wespi-Tschopp.
In 2010, Ryan began a series of collaborations with Fernando Suels Mendoza of Pina Bausch company. Ryan is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and a founding member of Ancona Dance Festival in Ancona, Italy. Is also a certified BodyART instructor, working to condition dancers for peak mental and physical performance.
Students are encouraged to bring towels to place on the mat during class.