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Ryan Kasprazak
Ryan was honored to serve as assistant choreographer alongside Emmy winner Josh Bergasse on NBC’s Smash.  He was associate resident choreographer and dance captain for the national tour of Billy Elliot.  Ryan was dance captain on the international tour of Fosse and studied the style with Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, and Ben Vereen.  Along with his brother Evan, he appeared and choreographed on Fox’s So You Think You can Dance.  He has choreographed national commercials for Hershey’s, White House Black Market, and Sun Drop soda.  Most recently, Ryan created movement for David Blaine’s Real or Magic tour and performed in The Bandstand at Paper Mill Playhouse directed and choreographed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler.

Ryan continues to create new work with multi Drama Desk Award nominated Parallel Exit: Physical Comedy Theater. Their production of This Way, That Way prompted the NY Times to say Kasprzak, “can get laughs simply by breathing” and their comic tap musical Time Step was seen at the New Victory Theater, Joyce SoHo, Lincoln Center Institute and Cos Festival in Spain. Their show Exit Stage Left was presented at the Queens Theater, toured the US, and is currently playing variety theaters throughout Germany.

He has choreographed at the NY Musical Festival for Academia Nuts (Best New Musical), and Best of Fest winners Cloned and Volleygirls.  He is part of the resident faculty at The Performing Arts Project and a professor and alumnus of Marymount Manhattan College.

Originally from Michigan, Ryan continues to spread his uniquely comedic and fun loving physical storytelling throughout the world.  His energetic teaching style creates an environment where imagination and play support the creativity of the choreography.  A firm believer in the science of comedy, Ryan continues to educate dancers on the art of the gag and ways to create bold, physical characters with simplicity, specificity and the economy of movement.
 
TV:  NBC’s Smash (Asst. Choreographer), Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, ABC’s Manhattan Love Story, commercials for Hershey’s, White House Black Market, Sun Drop.  Nat’l Tours: Billy Elliot (Associate Resident Choreographer / Dance Captain), Fosse (Dance Captain).  Ryan creates new work with multi Drama Desk Award nominated Parallel Exit: Physical Comedy Theater.  Their production of This Way, That Way prompted the NY Times to say Kasprzak, “can get laughs simply by breathing” and their comic tap musical Time Step has been seen at the New Victory Theater, Joyce SoHo, Lincoln Center Institute and Cos Festival in Spain.  Their show Exit Stage Left was presented at the Queens Theater, toured the US, and is currently playing variety theaters throughout Germany. Ryan recently set movement for David Blaine’s Real or Magic tour and performed in The Bandstand at Paper Mill Playhouse directed and choreographed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler.  His choreography has been seen at the NY Musical Festival in Academia Nuts (Best New Musical), and Best of Fest winners Cloned and Volleygirls.  Resident faculty at The Performing Arts Project.  Professor and alumnus of Marymount Manhattan College.  Love and gratitude to LL, Family, and MSA.  www.ryankasprzak.com






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