Ryan Francois is a swing dancer, choreographer and actor, who played a central part of the revival of the Lindy Hop . Specialising in dances related to the Jazz & Swing era - including the Lindy Hop, Charleston, Tap and Authentic Vernacular Jazz, Ryan has over 30 years dance experience.
Choreography for the UK TV shows:
- Strictly Come Dancing
- So You Think You Can Dance (UK Series 1)
- So You Think You Can Dance (UK Series 2)
Founder and artistic director of the dance companies: Swing X-Treme and Zoots and Spangles.
Choreographed the swing dance Jitterbug Stroll (1992).
Co-choreographer for Feelin In The Mood musical.
- Malcolm X
- Swing Kids
- The Polar Express
- Lackawanna Blues
- Shore Leave
Twice winner of the U.S. Open and American Swing Dance Champion.
Nominated for a Tony Award on Broadway.