Ryan has been improvising since 2011 and has performed in multiple improv festivals nationwide. He co-directed two seasons of TheatreSports at The Hideout Theatre as well as the 2015 mainstage production, Happily Ever After: Improvised Disney Musicals.
He graduated UNCSA with a BFA in screenwriting and loves the work produced by The Hideout. Together with performer Mia Iseman, he created The Starborn, a highly well-received audience-interactive duo show. He performs regularly with fellow Hideout instructor Quinn Buckner as Austin/Austin.