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Ryan Francois is a swing dancer, choreographer and actor, who played a central part of the revival of the Lindy Hop .[1] 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.

Ryan Francois
Occupation
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
Years active1984–present
Home townLondon, UK
Websitehttp://ryanfrancois.com/RFX/Home.html

Ryan learned from and danced with Frankie Manning as well as Pepsi Bethel, George Lloyd and Mama Lu Parks.

BiographyEdit

Choreography for the UK TV shows:

Founder and artistic director of the dance companies: Swing X-Treme and Zoots and Spangles.

Choreographed the swing dance Jitterbug Stroll (1992).

Appeared in the musical Swing! by Paul Kelly.

Co-choreographer for Feelin In The Mood musical.

MoviesEdit

  • Malcolm X
  • Idlewild
  • Swing Kids
  • The Polar Express
  • Lackawanna Blues
  • Shore Leave

AwardsEdit

Twice winner of the U.S. Open and American Swing Dance Champion.

Nominated for a Tony Award on Broadway.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Francois, Ryan (Oct 3, 2013). "Planet swing - the real Harlem Globetrotters". TEDxAlbertopolis. Retrieved Feb 11, 2016.

External linksEdit