Tyler Ring is a native of Muncie, Indiana, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Ball State University. He has also studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Visceral Dance Chicago. As a performer, Tyler has danced new works by James Gregg, Banning Bouldin, Sidra Bell, Amy Miller, Dianne McIntyre, Monica Bill Barnes, and David Shimotakahara. After one season as a performing trainee with Thodos Dance Chicago, he danced with GroundWorks DanceTheater in Cleveland, Ohio from 2017 to 2019 where he also served as Interim Education Outreach Director coordinating a curriculum of dance for inner city elementary schools in Northeast Ohio. Additionally, he spent one year as an Adjunct Professor with the Cleveland State University Theater and Dance Department creating new work for his students. In 2019 Tyler wrote a grant for Cleveland Public Theatre's annual DanceWorks Series, where he was selected as one of nine local contemporary dance companies to present an evening length work. 'Transcription Beta' premiered in June 2019 at the Gordon Square Theater. Presently Tyler is serving on the faculty of the Dance Institute at the University of Akron, and is also part of The CODA Collective.
Billy graduated with honors from Ball State with majors in acting and dance performance. After graduation, he was invited to attend the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City on full scholarship. He started his professional career as a principal with the Amy Marshall Dance Company before he joined Les Ballets Grandiva. Selected credits include: principal guest artist with Brooklyn Ballet, guest artist with CoDa21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dances Patrelle, Catherine Gallant Dance, Atlantic City Ballet, Mobile Ballet, Flexicurve, Northwest Florida Ballet, Lane & Co Arts, Sun Valley Ballet, the East Village Dance Project, Northeastern Ballet Theatre, Neville Dance Theatre, isadoraNOW, Ballet Mink Colbert, and performing Michael Foley’s work in the Howl on the Road Festival at Lincoln Center.
Since earning a degree in dance, Jen has appeared in the Jeff Award winning “Follies” (Ghost Showgirl/DC) at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. She has since worked on “A Chorus Line” directed by Mitzi Hamilton, “Timon of Athens” at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, “Brigadoon,” and “A Christmas Carol.” She has also performed in numerous industrials and commercials around the world as a principal dancer for the Lions Club, CSO’s “Welcome Yule!,” “Dance For Life,” “Duets for My Valentine” and “Chicago Takes Off” among others. She has also served as guest faculty at Joffrey Ballet, Lou Conte Dance Studio and Ruth Page Centre for the Arts. Within the last year, Jen worked on “Deployed” (assistant director) for NYMF and “Soul Doctor” Off-Broadway (assistant choreographer/assistant director) both under the direction of Mindy Cooper. She also assisted Devan and Janki on “Fly Guy and Other Stories” and has since taken over setting this regionally touring show. This past spring, she worked on “Guys and Dolls” at Goodspeed Opera House under the direction of the brilliantly talented Don Stephenson. She is a member of AEA and AGMA.
Cristina is a professional dancer in New York City and has performed throughout the US and abroad with companies Treeline Dance Works and MachineHistrionica Dance since she received a degree in dance. In addition to performing, she is a choreographer and dance teacher in her neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Dance alumna Chadaé has performed regionally in "Showboat", "Little Shop of Horrors," and many others. She was on the First National Tour of “Motown the Musical.”
Other notable alumni include: Rachel Lou Redding