Ryan Mason (1980) (California, USA)
Ryan graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and choreography, in 2007. He went on to dance with the Jose Limon Dance Company until 2009. He then moved to Germany as a dancer in the Staatstheater Kassel, under the direction of Johannes Wieland. Ryan worked closely with Johannes, developing a myriad of tanztheater roles. He then went on to become the rehearsal director, assisting in the choreographic work. In 2015, Ryan moved to Munich and began teaching full time at the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance. Since then has been commissioned for his teaching and choreographic work by the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, California Institute of the Arts, Sozo Visions in Motion and many others. He is a recurring guest teacher for the Staatstheater Kassel and the b12 workshop series in Berlin.
Ryan joined TRAK Dance Ensemble in 2017.