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At 19 years old, J Ryan Carroll apprenticed with Laura Alonso's Clasico de la Havana (Havana, Cuba). He went on to dane with Wes Chapman's Alabama Ballet as a company member, American Repertory Ballet dancing soloist and principal roles, Ballet Cocierto de Puerto Rico as a Principal Soloist and Les Ballet Grandiva as a company member (male roles). Some guest artist credits include North West Florida Ballet, Portland Ballet, MObile Ballet, Western Ballet Theater of PR, CoDa21 ...read more
J Ryan’s class draws on the work of his mentors and teachers. He uses the perspective of Hilary Cartwright’s Yoga Narada as a way to help the dancers to first connect deep within the body. As the dancers feel rooted within themselves, the real ballet structure begins to take form- using the David Howard Method which utilizes kinesthetic dynamics that build healthy patterns in the body. The goal of the class is to find a deeper sense of harmony in the body within the structure of ballet and music.