2022 Summer Intensive Faculty: Ryan Tuerk

Ryan Tuerk – Contemporary

Ryan earned his MFA in contemporary choreography and classical pedagogy from Temple University and his BFA  in jazz/theatre dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has held faculty appointments at The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, Temple University’s Musical Theatre Department, Montgomery County Community College’s Dance Department and Circadium College for Circus Arts. In addition Ryan has been a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland for ACDA, and the School of Arts in South Carolina. Currently, Ryan is the director for the new dance convention/symposium ECHELON DANCE LLC debuting spring 2022. On the weekends Ryan travels the country as a dance adjudicator for Starbound National Talent Competition. Ryan‘s choreography has been performed up and down the east coast from New York to Florida. He has set three original works for Dissonance Dance Theatre in Washington D.C. and serves as a repeat guest instructor for NGOMA Center for Dance. He specializes in the Vaganova method of classical pedagogy, jazz techniques, contemporary forms and choreography.


We are so excited to have Ryan join us on staff for this year’s summer intensive! Stay tuned to learn more about this year’s faculty.

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