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            Ryan Miller began his training at a very young age at Strausbaugh Dance Center (now known as Panama City Dance Academy) and Patti Rutland Jazz. As a young dancer, Ryan was recognized as a talented soloist and won Mr.Teen Dance Educators of America. At the age of nineteen, he moved to Chicago where he auditioned and earned his position as a dancer with the first original professional jazz dance company, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. After 3 years of working and touring with the company, Ryan joined Thodos Dance Chicago, a highly recognized modern/contemporary professional company. During his years working with these companies, he had the opportunity to tour Monterrey, Mexico City, and Busann Korea as well as many cities in the United States.

            Ryan's choreography has been performed in the Alvin Ailey Citi Group Theater, Ruth Page Theatre Chicago, and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Ryan worked very closely with Jon Lehrer, associate artistic director of Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and founder of his premiere company Lehrer Dance. One highlight was co-choreographing Super Zero’s with Jon Lehrer which premiered with rave reviews at The Jazz Dance World Congress in 2005. The piece was performed by Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago featuring Ryan, Jon Lehrer, and Alejandra Gonzalez.

           Ryan has also performed works created by Lucas Crandall, the associate director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Shapiro and Smith, and was a soloist for Thodos Dance Chicago in Lar Lubavitz’s Waiting for the Sunrise. Ryan had the honor of being selected to perform alongside members of The Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street, and River North in the closing number of Chicago’s Dance for Life Benefit choreographed by Randy Duncan. Ryan was also a part of Silver Clouds, an installation honoring Andy Warhol in the Loyola Museum of Contemporary Arts in Chicago among many other site specific performances around the Chicago Area.

           In 2010, Ryan moved to Texas where he became the competition team director for Capital City Dance Company in Austin. Ryan started a pre-professional program for young dancers and was the director of this award winning team for 8 years.

           Ryan has been a judge for Dance Educators of America Nationals in New York City and has also toured with Patti Rutland Simpson on the Dance Educators of America circuit. He is now back home in Dothan, Alabama where he is the director of the Patti Rutland Jazz award winning performance team, is a principal dancer with Alabama Dance Works. and is a proud owner and director of Patti Rutland Jazz.