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Introducing Mr. Ryan Martin!

Updated: Mar 4

We hope everyone had a fabulous Winter Break! We are excited to be back in action for the Spring Semester. We would like to announce a new member to the ACBA staff, Mr. Ryan Martin! Mr. Martin joined ACBA at the start of this semester. He is the new Academy Principal, Ballet Master, and Co-Artistic Director of ACBA. He will teach the Program level students.


Mr. Ryan Martin has more than 25 years of experience as a professional ballet and contemporary dancer. He graduated from two prestigious ballet schools, the National Ballet of Canada and the Kirov School, with diplomas in both the Cecchetti and Vaganova training methods. Mr. Martin was the first American male dancer ever to be accepted into the Kirov School - now known as the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia. Ryan has danced with companies in Russia, Germany and the United States, including the Tulsa Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theatre, BalletMet, and Milwaukee Ballet. He has worked closely with celebrated artists and choreographers worldwide. He has performed principal and solo roles in the classical repertoire, as well as, working with important choreographers of the 20th century. His own choreography is a reflection of his dynamic experiences and includes original works in both classical and contemporary styles.


Please help us welcome Ryan to our team! We are excited to have him as part of our Academy.