Ryan Cappleman, a Milwaukee native, is a local performer, choreographer, musician, and teacher. As a performer, Ryan has worked all over the country. Select venues include Skylight Music Theater, Third Avenue Playhouse, Northern Sky, Danceworks, Optimist Theater, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Vogel Hall, and Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. His choreography has been honored with three Footlights Awards, and numerous Jerry Awards. Ryan teaches for Danceworks, and has taught previously at First Stage, Children’s Theater of Madison, Northbrook Theater for Young Audiences, Virginia State Thespian Conference, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Wisconsin Dance Council, and Skylight. As a musician, Ryan accompanies/coaches/and music directs primarily musical theater, but has ventured into some jazz, and folk/irish music, having been a former member of the band Tallymoore.