Guest Teacher: J. Ryan Carroll

J. Ryan Carroll

J Ryan Carroll had the privilege of training closely under the tutelage of: David Howard, Hilary Cartwright, Peter Schabel, Dame Sonia Arova, Haynes Owens, Laura Alonso, Graciela Kozak, Alexandre Proia, Antoinette Peloso and Diana Laurenson .

At 19 years old he apprenticed with Laura Alonso’s Ballet Clasico de la Havana in Havana, Cuba. He went on to dance with Wes Chapman’s Alabama Ballet as a company member, American Repertory Ballet dancing soloist and principal roles and as a Principal Soloist with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. He has been a guest artist with Alabama Dance Theater, Northwest Florida Ballet, Portland Ballet, Mobile Ballet and Western Ballet Theater of Puerto Rico, CoDa21 in San Juan, and Ajkun Ballet Theater in New York City, to name a few.

The Ministry of Culture of Puerto Rico invited him to be the Premiere Guest Artist at the 2010 International Dance Festival in San Juan where he danced the Rose in Fokine’s famous “Le Spectre de la Rose” and the Young Man in Roland Petit’s “Le Jeune Homme et la Mort” in the Festival’s Gala performance.

Some Theater Credits Include: National and International Tours: Fosse(worked with Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Ruthie Henshal), Pippin(Utah Shakespearean Festival – Marc Robin chor.), Pop Goes Broadway staring Deborah Gibson(Eddie Bennet chor.), The Wizard of Oz (1st National Tour – Dance Captain/ Swing & 2nd National Tour – Dance Consultant/ Nigel West dir. and Leigh Constantine chor.) “Dr. Dolittle Worshop”(Rob Ashford chor.), and other workshops.

Some Teaching Credits Include: Ballet Master for Tracie Stanfield’s Synthesis Dance Project, guest teacher for various schools, companies, summer programs and dance festivals including: American Academy of Ballet, International Dance Festival(New York City), Western Ballet of PR, Ajkun Ballet Theater, Broadway Connection, 2007 South African Dance Championships, 2010 2nd Annual Alabama Dance Festival, TN Dance Festival, Cape Town City Ballet II (South Africa), Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America, Platinum National Dance Competition, and Starbound National Talent Competition.