Ryan was born in Bedfordshire. At age 11, he started training at local dance schools, before joining the ZooNation Academy of Dance in 2013. A year later, he became a member of ZooNation Youth Company and performed in the second run of their first full-length production, Groove on Down the Road. His first professional role was with ZooNation Dance Company in Into the Hoods: Remixed (2015). Most recently, he performed in ZooNation’s The Mad Hatters Tea Party (Roundhouse, 2016/2017). Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is Ryan’s debut in a West End production.