Ryan Francois

Producer, choreographer, dancer, instructor and historian

Ryan was part of a Black British resurgence of African-originated dances in eighties Britain. He developed his knowledge of dance, especially the authentic jazz dances, from their original source: chiefly Pepsi Bethel and Frankie Manning. A modern-day pioneer of the vernacular arts, he has formed two successful dance companies; choreographed and starred on Broadway; appeared in and choreographed numerous movies and TV shows including Malcolm X, Swing Kids, Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance, Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing with the Stars.

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