Ryan Crutcher began his dance training and what would become his career at the age of 12, laying a foundation in the world of ballet and modern dance. His solo dance education furthered at a performing arts high school in Los Angeles, where he studied ballet, modern, hip-hop and jazz. Once introduced to the world of partner dancing, particularly Swing, he began to feel his passion truly come into focus. Ryan won 1st place at the US Open Swing Dance Championships 2001 - Young Adult, followed by 2nd in the World Country Championships 2002 - Juniors. Continuously seeking growth in his dance knowledge, Ryan has studied, performed, and taught a variety of partner dances such as West Coast Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Country. Performing live, teaching, and choreographing, have always been thrilling and a passion for Ryan. Constantly on the lookout for new challenges, Ryan has dedicated himself to becoming a diverse and innovative dancer and choreographer. His love of dance drives his desire to hone his skills as he works to become one of the top instructors and performers in the world.