Ryah Paloma is a dancer, born in Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Ryah originally started out acting and then was given an opportunity to dance in a production. That was the catalyst for her dance training. Ryah’s growing love of dance led her to enroll in Boston Arts Academy, a visual and performing arts high school, where she studied ballet and modern dance. After graduating in 2014, Paloma has furthered her dance training at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under the direction of Susan Jaffe.
At UNCSA, Ryah has studied Cunningham, Countertechnique, Limón and Graham, while also continuing her training in ballet. She has had the privilege of dancing for choreographers such as BJ Sullivan, Sean Sullivan, Kelly Maxner and Brenda Daniels. Works performed also include “Para Padre” by Sean Sullivan, “Mind Mapping” by Cat Miller, “Esplanade” by Paul Taylor and “Panorama” by Martha Graham. Ryah furthers her dance training by attending summer intensives at Earl Mosley’s Institute for the Arts, Boston Conservatory and Paul Taylor.