Ryan Pearson

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Biripi, Minang, Bulang and Baladgung

Ryan is a Biripi, Minang, Bulang and Baladgung man born and raised in the town of Taree, New South Wales.

When Bangarra’s Youth Program Team conducted a series of workshops at his high school, he was inspired to become a professional dancer and he began his dance training at NAISDA at the age of sixteen. During his time at NAISDA Ryan learnt from a number of renowned teachers and choreographers. One of Ryan’s training highlights was attending a six-week Professional Division Summer Intensive at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City.

Ryan is looking forward to telling the stories of his culture alongside performers he has admired for many years during his graduate year.