Samantha Ryan is a natural and engaging performer who takes the stage with enthusiasm and embraces all dance has to offer. This 22 year old former gymnast, turned dance entertainer, hails from Windsor, but not before stops in LA, Michigan, and NYC in an effort to discover what a career in dance might look like.

Samantha Ryan completed the Broadway Dance Centre International Student Visa Professional Program in NYC before she made her decision to move to Toronto and explore opportunities as an aspiring professional and hasn’t looked back. She works and trains at Toronto’s famed Underground Dance Centre and is a Pro-Team member of Toronto’s Dark Dance Company. Samantha Ryan has gained recognition performing as not only a lead dancer with Dark Dance, but also by invitation with some of Toronto’s most revered dancers at the industry’s most celebrated events including Toronto’s Choreographers Ball, Montreal's Articien (Choreographer's showcase) and Fever after Dark. Samantha has carved her way into the dance fabric of Toronto with regular appearances at well-known venues including The Mod Club, Lula Lounge, Rebel Night Club and Al Green Theatre. Prior to coming to Toronto, Samantha was fortunate to be a member of acclaimed choreographer Melissa William’s Border City Dance Company in her home town of Windsor where she appeared at the Olde Walkerville Theatre. She returned recently to the Olde Walkerville Theatre to sojourn for her second time into musical theatre with an all Toronto cast for the debut of what became a critically acclaimed production of Raise The Stakes, an original piece by Toronto’s own Taylor Lavigne. Samantha is presently filming a dance movie in Toronto for release on Netflix and gearing up for a show with Dark Dance at Al Green Theatre, Toronto.

In furtherance of her commitment to dance, Samantha Ryan has gained certification as an instructor in Acrobatic Arts and Cecchetti ballet. She is also a qualified dance adjudicator with the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Samantha Ryan continues to teach in studio, at workshops with Dance Attack and on contract for schools within the Toronto District School Board. In addition to teaching, Samantha Ryan creates choreography for competitive soloists, teams and school play ensembles. Choreography for school stage productions have so far included Annie, Shrek, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and The Lion King.