Ryan Bailey is a dancer, choreographer, and visual artist based in NYC & the DMV. Upon graduating with a BA in dance from UMBC in 2016, Ryan was granted outstanding senior in choreography and dance after he was awarded an American College Dance Association Gala Finalist. He then furthered his education by attending training programs with dance companies in Chicago, NYC, LA, Portland, and Tel Aviv. In 2017, Ryan premiered his first evening length self-produced show funded by Earl and Darielle Linehan which premiered in The Cube at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Ryan has danced professionally for MADBOOTS DANCE company on various projects and performances at Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts, and at the Joyce Theater in NYC. He has also had the opportunity to dance for Project 44 dance company, performing at the Jack Crystal Theater in NYC. Recently, Ryan premiered two evening length pieces as a guest artist for BalletEmbody. Thanks to the Martha Graham NEXT@Graham showcase foundation, Ryan hopes to premiere his work Venom in NYC in 2022.