"Dance has given me self confidence and countless opportunities," Ryan said. By training with mostly females, he's also learned how to better relate to them and to treat them with kindness and respect.
Ryan was signed with the Movement Talent Agency (MTA) in Los Angeles. Through his MTA agents, he's booked several commercials as a dancer. He was also recently signed with Clear Talent Group in New York City.
Recently, he went on ABC's 'The Gong Show,' where he performed a tap routine with four other dancers.
Dance has also allowed him to help others. Ryan took part in an anti-bullying campaign as a Mini Muse dancer for MusEffect. They partnered with an app called 'Sit With Us,' which helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit for lunch to locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom.
"I have been able to focus on the positive opportunities as well as stay away from the negative social aspects of teenage years," Ryan said.
Dance has allowed Ryan to focus on himself while constantly learning from those around him.
" I have learned that everyone develops at different rates. By being your own dancer and dancing for yourself has allowed me to grow so much as a dancer," Ryan said. "I have allowed myself to look at other dancers and truly learn from them as opposed to trying to be better than them."