Ryan James Stauffer began dancing at the age of 17 at his mother's dance studio,he attended the university of the arts as a ballet major. Since college he has toured as a backup dancer for raven Symone,was a background dancer in the film "Bolden!" Choreographed by hinton battle, ryan then performed in the STEPS on Broadway Faculty Show in a piece choreographed by Roberta Mathes. Soon After he switched gears into musical theatre. He has performed in "hairspray" "the producers" "dirty rotten scoundrels" and "curtains" at the walnut street theatre, where he earned his actors equity card. In the same week that "curtains" closed at the walnut, ryan debuted as a member of Koresh dance company in the production "somewhere in between" choreographed by Ronen Koresh. His most recent noteworthy performance was in NYC in an excerpt of "on the town" choreographed by Scott Jovovich. Ryan resides in Philadelphia where he teaches and creates new work.