Brendan Ryan

Photo Credit: Michigan Marching Band Photography

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Brendan Ryan is a graduating senior in SMTD receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. In 2017, Brendan became the first male in history to make the University of Michigan Dance Team and served as captain in 2020-21 during his 4th season. He’s also a member of Dance 2XS Michigan, a co-ed hip hop group in Ann Arbor. During the summer, Brendan works for Universal Dance Association, where he travels the country teaching high school and college students. He has recently been featured in a The Wall Street Journal article entitled “New Faces of the Sideline” and The Michigan Daily editorial “Go for the football, stay for the dancing: SMTD’s Brendan Ryan at the sideline and on the stage.”