Michele Ryan Resume

Choreography/Instruction/Professional Performances

  • Professional Staged Dance Shows
  • “Team USA” – Olympic Gymnastic Training Camp
  • Hershey Park, Pa.
  • N.Y.C. KNICKS workshop
  • Walt Disney Magic Music Days
  • Great Adventure Theme Park
  • 76er’s Dance Workshops/Performance
  • Bush Gardens
  • Edison Supper Club, New York City
  • Ballroom and Latin showcase performances
  • The NYC Rockette Experience, NYC
  • The Training Kids Foundation Fitness Festival
  • National Child Safety Fair
  • National Dance Week Performances
  • Seacrest Country Day School
  • Variety of Festivals
  • Robin Dawn Performing Dance Academy
  • The Bowl Games of America
  • Girl Scouts Of America
  • My Gym Children’s Fitness Center (Miami)
  • Saint Ann’s Basilica – Children’s dancers, Televised on International TV
  • Performances for NASCAR Events
  • “The Nut, All Jazz’d Up” (The original from 1992 to 2009)
  • The Mellow Theatre Performance “Gala Dance Show Event”
  • High School Half-Time Shows / Dance Teams
  • College Dance Teams
  • Choreographed Routines for Sporting Events
  • “The Dog House Dancers”, Competitive canine freestyle
  • Barbizon Modeling School
  • Bridal Shows
  • Club U.S.A. – New York City
  • West Side Theatre – Pennsylvania
  • Competitive Body Builders
  • Fitness Pageants
  • Dance Camp America
  • Pennsylvania State Players
  • International Spanish Television
  • Toys for Tots Gala Event
  • Applause Theatre Company
  • Coach for Pageant and Dance workshops
  • Choreography for radio media
  • USA Freedom Kids (choreographer)
  • Variety of theatre productions

Community Performance / Leadership

  • Dance Educator for National Dance Week
  • Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator, SPCA of Luzerne County
  • Humane Society of USA
  • Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator, Humane Society of Lackawanna County
  • Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator for Toys for Tots with the U.S. Marines
  • Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Performance for Children’s Miracle Network
  • Director of Holiday Shows for Retirement Homes
  • Director/Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator for World Wild Life
  • Entertainment Coordinator for dance shows NEPA and SWFLA
  • Choreographer, West Pittston Cherry Blossom, Pa
  • Director/Choreographer for Easter Seals
  • Director/Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator for Make a Wish Foundation
  • Choreographer/show coordinator for Pittston, Pa. Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network.
  • Miss East Coast Teen: Pageant Judge
  • Governor School of the Arts: Northeast Dance Judge/Performer
  • Northeast Talent: Dance Judge
  • Dance Judge for National Dance Competitions National wide
  • The Miss American Coed Pageant: Pageant Judge
  • Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator for Domestic Animal Shelter
  • Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator for Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue
  • Choreographer/Fundraiser coordinator for variety of fundraisers, educational and mentoring
Michele and her students with Paula Abdul after our performance
Michele and Mac performing a swing dance

Outstanding Awards and Honors

  • Dance Studio Life Magazine – Featured articles
  • Dance Teacher Magazine – Featured article
  • The National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professional
  • Women Entrepreneur Merit Award
  • URBAN JAMM Dance Competition and Dance Convention
  • Bowl Games of America
  • The Pulse On Tour
  • Pennsylvania Choreographers Showcase
  • National Gold Title Winners at Paula Abdul Company Dance
  • Disney’s National Competition
  • ESPN2 Featured
  • Outstanding “Jazz Dancer Award” – Dance America Competition
  • Saint Jude’s Dance Award Competition
  • Fred Astair Dance Award Competition
  • Expressions Dance Award Competition
  • Best Teacher And Choreographer Award, NYC
  • Country Western Competition (The Big Apple)
  • Latin and East Coast Swing Competition
  • National African Day Dance Performance
  • SPCA of Luzerne County
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Humane Society of Lackawanna County
  • Toys for Tots Gala with USA Marines
  • Over thousands of awards for national dance competitions

Music Video / Performance/ TV / Appearance

  • Top 40 Dance Group “XTASI”
  • “So Emotional” – Whitney Houston
  • Neil Young
  • CHER
  • Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
  • Crystal Waters
  • Marc Anthony
  • “2 Unlimited” – Top 40 Dance Band
  • “Rhythm Syndicate” – Top 40 Dance Band
  • “Crystal Waters” – Top 40 Dance Band
  • “Journey To Oz” – (Lead Dancer/Singer/Dance Captain)
  • “50’s Dance Show” – (Lead Dancer/Singer/Dance Captain)
  • “Carnival” – (Lead Dancer/Singer)
  • “The Matchmaker” – (Lead Dancer/Singer)
  • “George M. ” (Lead Dancer / Singer)
  • “West Side Story” (3 times – Velma/singer/ Lead dancer)
  • “Grease” (4 times – Frenchy/Lead Dancer/Singer/Dance Captain)
  • “Guys and Dolls” – (Dancer/Singer)
  • Great Adventure – (Dancer)
  • Hershey Park – (Dancer / Dance Captain)
  • Bush Gardens – (Dancer / Dance Captain)
  • Walt Disney (Dancer)
  • NBA/NFL – Half-Time Shows – (Choreographer / Dancer)
  • “M.V.P.” Professional Hip-Hop Dance Company – (Dancer/Assistant)
  • International TV appearance with Latin Master “Cuban Pete” (Dancer/Assistant)
  • Kings Productions – Performer/Dance Captain
  • Dance, Sports, Swim Wear, Infomercials and print ad’s

Certifications/Training/Professional Affiliations

  • Dance Masters of America
  • Dance Educators Of America
  • Broadway Dance Center
  • STEPS
  • Master Cuban Pet
  • Centre de Dance (UK)
  • Centre de Dance du Marais (UK)
  • Joffery Ballet School
  • Julliard Summer Dance Intensive
  • Dance Camp America
  • Phil Black Dance
  • Red Cross CPR and First Aid
  • Musical Dog Sport Association
  • World Canine Freestyle
  • Companion Animal Sciences Institute
  • APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
  • Ms. Lynn Patrick (Bob Fosse assistant)
  • Mr. Peter Degan – Ballet Northeast Ballet
  • Lackawanna College Liberal Arts
  • Keystone College BFA
  • Keystone Dance Festival Dance Conventions
  • Governor School Of Dance
  • Hans DeWilde Ballroom, Swing and Latin
  • Professional Dance Teacher Association
  • Arthur Murray School of Ballroom and Latin
  • David Blight
  • Ballet Theatre of Scranton
  • Mario Battista – Ballroom/Latin
  • Jimmy Sutton & Alexi Ramov – Ballet Guild Of Lehigh Valley