Ryan has worked within every area of the entertainment industry, most recently as Creative Director working with the Government to representing the UK for national day at Milan Expo 2015.
Ryan has worked with some of the biggest creatives in the world including Matthew Bourne, Arlene Philips, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, Peter Darling, Richard Marcel as well as sharing the stage with stars as Marguerite Porter, Adam Cooper, Kerry Ellis, Idina Menzal, Miriam Margolyes, and Adam Garcia. Ryan is the only teacher in the world to have taught the dancers from the hit US TV show Dance moms for Abbi Lee Miller and in the UK, for Jennifer Ellison. Ryan was the choreographer for Season 2 of Dance Mums UK.
Ryan is the founder of ID Dance; a dance examination board offering a syllabi in Contemporary dance with new revolutionary new teacher training programmes supported by many of the UK’s leading dance colleges. You can find ID Dance at www.id-dance.co.uk
Ryan is fast becoming one of the UK’s most sought after choreographers in theatre, TV, film, live events, cruises and pop videos. He teaches at the UK’s top dance colleges and and many dance schools nationwide and has gained extensive knowledge about the needs and wants for the ever changing world of showbiz.
Ryan is most notably known for appearing as a finalist in the top 20 of 'So You Think You Can Dance' series 2 and ‘Got to Dance’. Before this he had a flourishing career in London’s West End but not before gaining his first job at aged 19 in Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ to then be appointed as Dance Captain for ‘Grease’ the Musical UK and the European tour, choreographed by Arlene Philips.
Other credits and experience includes: Appearing in the original London cast of ‘Wicked’, within the ENO (English national Opera) ‘Kismet’ London Coliseum, ‘Cabaret’ (Lyric Theatre) by Javier de Fructos. As a featured dancer in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ movie directed by Joel Schumacher and choreographed by Peter Darling. As a choreographer working with Lebanese and Vietnamese Governments, working alongside an 80 piece Orchestra and their biggest pop star - Duc Tuan. Artistic director for ‘Prince Charming events’ working with and covered by Fashion TV and OK! magazine. Creative director for ‘Celebrity Gleex’, Grease is the Word, SYTYCD and as support act for Peter Andre and Lulu. Choreographer for Mt4uth, Channel 5’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ (shine TV), G*Mania - Video - Don’t Stop Believing. London Fashion Week shows including Ariella Couture, Elliot J Frieze, Jan Bertelsen and Anna Paola. ‘Bloodbath’ musical Edinburgh, ‘Ripper’ musical directed by Vernon Mound, ‘Anthology’ for Irish composer Conor Mitchell. Annie Get your Gun, Market Place Theatre, Ireland. ‘Godspell’ Grand Opera House, Belfast and Rose Theatre, Kingston, London. ‘Fashion Victim’ musical - London Cinema Museum. Two Cruise Productions for 2entertain, Scandinavia. Staging Director for Tourism for Ireland ‘St James’s Palace’ and ‘Shipyard and Docks’ Royal Gala Belfast City Hall. Assistant Choreographer for Michael Flatley and Molly Molloy stadium tour ‘Celtic Tiger’.
Ryan has taught at over 200 academies internationally including Bird College, L.I.P.A, Urdang, London Studio Centre, Stella Mann, Mandy Ellen and Pineapple Performing Arts. Ryan is also an international judge/adjudicator for Encore events, Dance Show Live, Disney Camp and many established UK dance festivals. Ryan is a Patron to Starlight Dance Academy.
Ryan actively dedicates his time to many charities including Music Theatre for Youth, Autism got Talent with Pineapple Performing Arts, the Prince’s Trust, London Taxi Drivers fund for Children and many smaller local fundraisers.
For more information please visit www.ryanjenkins.co.uk and on Twitter/Instagram @realryanjenkins