Ryan George

Ryan is currently a dancer who travels around the world with Celebrity Cruises.

Tell us about your life after leaving Shotton Hall...

I went on to study at SLP College of Performing Arts and after graduating in 2018, I auditioned alongside around 500 people for Celebrity Cruises. After getting the job, I spent two months in Miami, Florida rehearsing at the RCCL Studios and then spent six months onboard the Celebrity Reflection travelling across Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.

What has been the highlight of your life so far?

The highlight of my life so far has to be the opening night of our first performance onboard - receiving a standing ovation from 2000 people. Making people happy; that’s what makes the hard work worth it!

What's your favourite memory from Shotton Hall?

My favourite memory from Shotton Hall has to be the many musicals, performances and other opportunities we were given by the wonderful Mr King, Miss Plant, Mrs Cook, Mrs Menton and Miss Peel!

What are your future plans and ambitions?

I will be returning to Miami in a few months to begin rehearsals for my next contract with Celebrity. In the future, I will have to see where life takes me - I would love to continue travelling with Celebrity and seeing amazing places around the world but would also like to pursue other dance avenues on land. I will dance for as long as my body allows and go wherever opportunities arise.

Advice to my younger self...

Trust in your own dreams, plans and ambitions - you know where you are headed, don’t let anyone else stop you.

You can invite one person to a dinner party - who do you invite and why?

I would invite Arlene Phillips to dinner. I’d love to know how she creates her choreography, where the inspiration comes from and of course if she had a space for me!

Arelene Phillips