Passion. Style. Knowledge.
These three elements form the foundation for the hip-hop dance career of Ryan Warren. Falling in love with the art at the age of five while learning the choreography to Michael Jackson’s hit song “Beat It”, Ryan’s desire to be a student first and grow in his craft has paved the way for a hobby to become a lifestyle.
After training first in Dallas, Texas, and then alter in New York and Los Angeles, Ryan began teaching at the young age of 16. His choreography didn’t remain confined to the dance studio though. With skillful musicality and a diversity of styles that set him apart, Ryan was soon teaching master classes across the United States, while also performing with popular artists including Destiny’s Child and Carrie Underwood. He was a featured dancer in the original music video for “You Are for Me” by Christian recording artist, Kari Jobe, has appeared in several popular YouTube commercials, and made cameo appearances with musical artist Britt Nicole. In addition, he has choreographed for television shows like Barney the Dinosaur, collegiate dance teams such as Kansas University and Missouri State, and multiple NFL Cheerleading organizations including the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders.
Because of his passion to continually develop young artists, Ryan has served as creative director and choreographer for several National Tours. He has also been affiliated and taught for many dance conventions including The Adrenaline Dance Convention, Dance Revolution, The Drop Off, Urban Legends and Cre8tion Dance.
Ryan currently teaches hip-hop for the Dupree Dance Convention and is the staff choreographer for Gateway Church where he has choreographed large-scale musicals including, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell and Truthical. He also continues to travel across the country teaching Master Classes and choreography for local studios and dance teams.
Ryan’s desire and goal is to inspire each of his students to break through any limitations they have placed on themselves and help them on their journey to becoming the well-rounded dancer they were created to be! He believes there is a confidence, strength and freedom which only dance can cultivate and loves to see his students develop movements they never thought possible.
Ryan resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Amy and two kids. Ryan gives all praise and thanks for his dance career to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Every moment is a gift from Him and without Jesus, Ryan is nothing.