As a sports-minded youth, Ryan participated in many physical activities & sports. This led him into the Health and Fitness Field. Combining the science of movement and the art of dance was a driving factor that brought Ryan to Cary Arthur Murray. Ryan’s philosophy of life is “in order to gain the opportunities to succeed, one must first give others the skills and opportunities to succeed.” This is one of the reasons participating in the National Inclusion Project’s Dancing like the Stars appeals to him. “The opportunity to share my love of dance, the fun of learning AND raise money for such a worthy organization is a no brainer!” says Ryan.
David is a veteran in the dance industry and has been with Arthur Murray Dance Studios since 1984. He began dancing while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a founding member of their Ballroom Dance Club which is still in existence today.
During his career in the dance industry David has taught countless students, trained many instructors, danced in numerous competitions, trained with many US and World Champion Dancers/Coaches and has event taught Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman and his wife.
As owner and manager of the Cary Arthur Murray Studio, David has always been a vital part of making sure that Dancing Like the Stars is successful each year.