Ryan Pearson

With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Ryan is of Biripi descent on his mother's side and Minang, Bulang and Baladgung on his father's side. He was born and raised in Taree, New South Wales.

He joined Bangarra in 2017 as part of the Russell Page Graduate Program.


He began his dance training at NAISDA at age 16, after taking part in the NSW Public Schools’ Aboriginal Dance Company, facilitated by Bangarra’s Youth Program Team in 2012. During his time at NAISDA, Ryan learnt from a number of renowned teachers and choreographers.


One of Ryan’s highlights during his training at NAISDA was attending a six-week Professional Division Summer Intensive at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City.


Bennelong in 2017 was his debut season with Bangarra, and he has since performed the regional tour of OUR land people stories (2018), Bennelong at Adelaide Festival (2018) and at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.