Originally from Hawaii, Ryan Lutu began his dancing journey in a small hip hop company his senior year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Seattle where he discovered a love for ballet. Ryan received most of his formal training under Damara Bennett at the School of Oregon Ballet Theater. He then went on to dance as an apprentice for Ballet Austin and as a soloist for Ballet Pensacola. Independently Ryan has guested with Midland Festival Ballet, Austin Civic Ballet, The Conservatory Ballet of San Antonio, Jennifer Hart and Dancers in Austin Summer Showcase, and Ballet Builders in NYC. He is thrilled to be a part of ARCOS this season and looking forward to growing as a dancer and artist.