Ryan Myers-Johnson is a Detroit based choreographer, dancer and curator of performance art. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Film from the University of Michigan. From there, she studied, performed and worked in Detroit, New York and Japan. Ryan's choreography has been presented at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, Cranbrook Institute, the University of Michigan, Concert of Colors, and the African World Festival to name a few. Ryan's choreography has been featured at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center where she has served choreographer in residence and dance education director. Ryan is a strong advocate of arts education. She served as the dance and science collaborator for Artology Detroit - Cranbrook, and is always excited to explore the intersections of dance, science, history and inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Ryan is also the founder and curator of Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, an annual celebration of Detroit's independent and alternative performance scene.