Jordan Ryder is a choreographer, dancer, graphic designer, educator, arts administrator, supporter and advocate.
She began her formal dance training with Extensions Dance Company and the scholarship program at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 2018 with a BFA in Dance and a double minor in Sociology and The Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology.
Throughout her time at Tisch, Jordan was always drawn to creating her own work, so immediately upon graduating she formed her dance company, RyderDance. Since the formal inception in 2018, RyderDance has presented work in over ten venues throughout New York City and New Jersey; including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Landmark Leows Theater, and the Martha Graham Studio Theater, to name a few.
Jordan was a recipient of the 2018 Eryc Taylor New Choreographer Grant and has been commissioned to set original works on the Eryc Taylor Dance Company, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, One Day Dance, and NYU Tisch School of the Art's Summer High School Residency Program. Her commission with Eryc Taylor Dance was featured in a PBS special. In addition to concert dance, Jordan has also choreographed for film and theatre, including Art City's web series, Bromance.
In addition to choreography, Jordan has had the honor or dancing with Crystal Pite, Guanglei Hui/ Cross Move Dance Lab, Pamela Pietro, James Martin, and Richard Chen See (Paul Taylor Dance). She was also a featured dancer The Exorcist, a Fox original show.