CORPS DE BALLET
Hometown: Floyd, Virginia
Joined OKC Ballet in 2021
Ryland Acree III, originally from Floyd, Virginia, began his dance education at age nine training with Sandra Meythaler, Michele Plescia, Olivier Muñoz, Le Yin, Peter Boal, and Alexei Kremnev. He has attended summer intensives at Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, and Pacific Northwest Ballet all on full scholarship, graduating from the Professional Division of Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Acree joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2021. His repertoire includes works by Gerald Arpino, Septime Webre, Edwaard Liang, Jessica Lang, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Bruce Wells, Brian Enos, and George Balanchine
Acree has performed featured roles in Jessica Lang’s To Familiar Spaces in Dream, Benvolio in Edwaard Liang’s Romeo & Juliet, White Rabbit and The King in Brian Enos’ Alice in Wonderland, in addition to roles such as Puss in Boots in Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye’s The Sleeping Beauty, Snow Prince in Gerald Arpino's The Nutcracker, demi-soloist in Gerald Arpino's Round of Angels, Four Men in George Balanchine's Rubies, pas de quatre divertisment in Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast, and Jacks in Septime Webre’s ALICE(in wonderland).
International highlights include performing in Cinderella at the Bravissimo International Festival in Guatemala City as well as performing as a guest artist with the Alberta Ballet in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night's Dream. Theater credits include performing as Mush in Disney’s Newsies with the Public Theater of San Antonio. Acree is also a teacher for Oklahoma City Ballet's Yvonne Chouteau School.