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Scarlet Ryals is originally from Memphis, TN. She has studied dance for over thirty years and credits her success to continuing education in all areas of the dance industry. She is proficiently trained in jazz, tap, hip hop and gymnastics with a concentration in classical ballet, contemporary, and lyrical. She received her formal dance teacher training at Ballet Memphis where she taught for seven years before opening the Mid-South's only pre-professional dance company, Essentials Dance Company, in 2001.


Her students have received hundreds of awards and scholarships on both the regional and national levels. Scarlet's achievements as a choreographer have been recognized at the most prestigious dance competitions and conventions, winning top choreography awards regionally and nationally. Her cutting edge and insightful contemporary choreography, fun jazz and musical theater pieces with crisp lines, and high scoring gymnastic floor routines are sought out nationwide.


In addition, she is the founder of Technique Transformation, an in-studio touring company that provides classes for both students and teachers that take an in-depth exploration of all things technical. Scarlet also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and is a judge for prestigious talent competitions nationwide. 

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