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Welcome to the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!  Takes place July 14th - July 17th with 100 classes, 3 Gala performances, Informal performances, Dozens of Community Events, Meet and Greets and Receptions and Dinner at Rudyard Kiplings house and much more.  Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite and have access to your own Vermont Dance Adventure.
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Ryan P. Casey

Ryan P. Casey & Dancers
Artistic Director/Choreographer
Ryan P. Casey is a “whimsically inventive” (The Boston Globe) teacher, performer, writer, and choreographer regularly seen in Boston and New York. A founding member of Dorrance Dance, he trained primarily with Thelma Goldberg and Kelly Kaleta in Lexington, MA, performed with the Legacy Dance Company and with Aaron Tolson’s New England Tap Ensemble, and was featured during the sixth season of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

In 2015, he was recognized as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for his “freakishly clean footwork....reminiscent of Fred Astaire,” as well as one of The Boston Globe's “25 Most Innovative People Under 25.” Twice a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant recipient, Ryan has presented original work for his ensemble, Ryan P. Casey & Dancers, at such venues as Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out series, Symphony Space, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, and David Parker’s “Soaking WET” series. He has also danced for jazz luminaries Billy Siegenfeld and Adrienne Hawkins.

A Capezio Athlete who can “morph from a giraffe into a grasshopper with the graceful fold of the limbs” (The New York Times), Ryan has worked with studios, colleges, festivals and youth companies across North America, including: Hofstra, Brown, The Boston Conservatory, American College Dance Festival, Tap United, Beantown Tapfest, Calgary’s Tri-Tone Youth Rhythm Ensemble, and Candy Apples Dance Center (of TV’s “Dance Moms” fame).

As a creative artist who wears many hats, he writes frequently for publications such as Dance Studio Life, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, and Dance Teacher, and was profiled by Dance Studio Life in December 2013.

Currently on faculty at Boston University and choreographing for the University of Connecticut Tap Team, Ryan is a proud alumnus of New York University’s Gallatin School, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and the National YoungArts Foundation.