About Ryan

Ryan Colton

Jazz - Pre-Kinder Classes (Ballet & Tap/Jazz Combo)

Ms. Colton is a graduate of Pioneer High for the Performing Arts as a company member of the Dance Academy and graduating company member at The Dance Club in Orem, Utah. She trained extensively in acro tumbling, ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, modern, and musical theater. Upon graduating from high school a year early, Ms. Colton moved to New York City to train as a company member of the Steps on Broadway Professional Conservatory. She is an accomplished dancer winning many awards at Hollywood Vibe, New York City Dance Alliance, NUVO, Jump, and Radix Dance Competitions/Conventions. Ms. Colton has had the honor to work with many talented teachers and choreographers including: Daryl Yeager, Jackie Ford, Joey Dowling, Andy Pellick, Earl Mosley, Martha Nichols, Jessica Holker, and many others.

Her love for dance started at the age of 3 in Grand Junction, Colorado. When she was 6 her family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. She continued her dance training in Utah and at the age of 9 auditioned for Ballet West Nutcracker and was cast in the role of a “buffoon”. This was the beginning for her love of performing. She went on to perform the role of “Party Princess, in Ballet West Nutcracker and the role of “Chucky, and Zombie” for Odyssey Dance Theater production of “Thriller”. Ms. Colton is thrilled to be a staff member at Utah Dance Artists to share her love of dance with others.