Ryland Acree III
Corps De Ballet
Ryland Acree began his dance education at age nine, training with teachers such as Peter Boal, Oliver Munoz, Le Yin, Alexei Kremnev, and Sandra Meythaler. He has attended summer intensives at Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Texas Ballet Theatre and Pacific Northwest Ballet all on a full scholarship. He graduated from the Professional Division of Pacific Northwest Ballet.
His repertoire includes works by Gerald Arpino, Robert Hill, Edward Liang, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Bruce Wells, Brian Enos, and George Balanchine.
While with Ballet San Antonio, he has performed leading roles such as “White Rabbit” and “The King” in Brian Enos’s Alice in Wonderland, “Benvolio” in Edwards Liang’s Romeo and Juliet in addition to featured roles such “Snow Prince” in Gerald Arpino’s snow scene from The Nutcracker, Demi-Soloist in Gerald Arpino’s Round of Angels, Four Men in George Balanchine’s Rubies and the Pas de Quatre divertissement in Bruce Well’s Beauty and the Beast.
International highlights include performing as a guest artist with the Alberta Ballet in Bruce Well’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as performing Cinderella at the Bravissimo International Festival in Guatemala City. Theatre credits include performing as Mush in Disney’s Newsies with the Public Theatre of San Antonio.
Get to know Ryland
What is your favorite ballet? I love the Ballet “Little Mortal Jump” by Alejandro Cerrudo. From the first soloist’s jump into the orchestra pit to a later pas de deux couple getting stuck to a velcro wall, this ballet will keep you hooked till its emotional conclusion.
What is the best career advice have you received? Right before I took my first job, a family friend told me “No matter what you’re doing or where you are working, always work your hardest and other people will notice”.
What is your favorite way to spend a weekend? A perfect weekend includes a trip wandering around the Pearl’s farmers market followed up by tacos, donuts, and coffee at Original Donut and a walk around Woodlawn Lake.