Ry was exposed to arts early on, and has not been able to shake that passion and curiosity for music and storytelling since. He is a Grammy-nominated artist, and is an actor and musician based in New York. He has a Master of Arts in International Relations from American University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts from Central Washington University.
With special permission from Stephen Schwartz, Ry produced a collaboration album featuring Broadway talent (“Crossroads”) to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and arts education programs in the Pacific Northwest. With his hands in many projects in development, his experience spans from running development on the board of the nonprofit GreenCityChallenge in New York and founding the production company Iris Productions.