Ryan started dancing aged four.
With his first dance partner they won everything in Ireland and moved quickly through the ranks. He really made his mark when he won to his first British Competition, which happened to be the British Nationals at Blackpool, where he made the Final of the Youth Category. Two Months later he returned to Blackpool for Champions of Tomorrow where he took the Youth title.
Growing up Ryan also played football, golf and volleyball competitively but dancing was always at the forefront of what he wanted to do. “Dancing was just the biggest challenge of my life, mixing Sport with Art I got the best of both worlds”.
With his partner, Ksenia Zsikhotska, he is now the United Kingdom & British Latin Professional Champion & British Show Dance Champions.
Ryan says of this season of Dancing with the Stars, “I cannot wait for my first season on DWTS Ireland, expect fireworks!”