RYAN BOGART & RONNIE DUURLOO-BOGART
Ryan Bogart is originally from Inverness, Florida and began dancing at La Petite School of Dance in Crystal River. At the age of 13, he was accepted on scholarship into the School of Southern Ballet Theatre (now the Orlando Ballet) and went on to perform with their youth, apprentice, and professional companies as a soloist. He studied at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC taking classes from Trinette Singleton, Francesca Corkle, and John Magnus and at STEPS on Broadway with master teacher, Joe Lanteri of New York City Dance Alliance. Ryan performed with Alexandra Ballet in St. Louis, Ft. Wayne Ballet in Indiana, Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania, Bay Ballet Theatre in Tampa, and Ballet Theatre International in St. Petersburg. Some of Ryan's repertoire includes: Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Firebird, Paquita, A Mid-summer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Les Sylphides, Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardee, Dracula, Robin Hood, Gaspar, and many ballets choreographed by the late, great George Balanchine of the New York City Ballet. Commercially, Ryan has performed at Disney World and appeared on television for the grand opening of MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios) with Smokey Robinson.
Ryan has been a guest dancer, teacher, choreographer, and judge for numerous dance companies, schools, organizations, conventions, and workshops throughout the state of Florida. His students have won the titles of Miss Teen and Miss Citrus County, Jr. Mr. Dance of Florida, Mr. Dance of Florida, Miss Dance of Florida, Mr. Rising Star, and Mr. Twinkling Star, as well as many state and national dance scholarships and awards. They have also gone on to teach for and dance with Orlando Ballet and have received job offers from Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Ryan was the Artistic Director of Florida Nature Coast Ballet for five years, a local ballet company that was the first to bring the full-length Nutcracker ballet to Citrus County, as well as his original full-length ballets, Cinderella and Pinocchio.
Ronnie Duurloo-Bogart began dance training at the age of seven in Clifton, NJ, then moved to St. Petersburg, Florida and continued her studies at La Petite School of Dance and the Academy of Ballet Arts. She was accepted into Ballet Classique Dance Company and has danced professionally since the age of 16 throughout the Southeast. Ronnie became a teacher at La Petite School of Dance and in 1981 became a member of Dance Masters of America. She has served as examination chairman, Central West Director, 2nd Vice President, Vice President, President, and Past President of Florida Dance Masters.
Ronnie has choreographed programs for plays and pageants and has judged scholarship auditions and taught master classes for Florida Dance Masters. She has done choreography for productions of Grease, A Chorus Line, and 1940's Radio Hour. Her students have participated and won in the Jr. Miss/Mr. and Miss/Mr. Dance of Florida Pageants and Rising Star and Twinkling Star competitions. They have won silver, high silver, gold, and platinum medals at the Royal Dance Festival in Orlando, Dance Olympus, American Dance Awards, New York City Dance Alliance, and L.A. DanceForce. Ronnie has been advisor and coach to many Miss Citrus County and Miss Teen Citrus County winners. She has also coordinated fashion shows for the Crystal River Mall.
We are excited to have Ryan and Ronnie's talent and expertise in Springfield, Missouri. In addition to being dancers themselves, they raised a dancer. Their son is a talented young man who is making his parents proud. They dearly love their profession and the people they interact with through dance and in the community. We are delighted to welcome them to Missouri!