AMDA Faculty since: 2019
Ryan Crutcher began his dance training in the fundamentals of ballet and modern dance laying a strong foundation for his future profession. His dance education was furthered at a performing arts high school in Los Angeles where he studied ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and jazz. Once introduced to the world of partner dancing he began to feel his passion truly come into focus becoming particularly captivated by the world of Swing Dancing. In 2001, Ryan won 1st place at the US Open Swing Dance Championships in the Young Adult division, soon followed by taking 2nd in Junior at the World Country Championships. Continuously seeking growth in his knowledge of dance Ryan has studied, performed, and taught a variety of partner dances such as West Coast Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Country. Constantly on the lookout for new challenges, Ryan has dedicated himself to becoming a diverse and innovative artist, choreographer, and teacher.