Central Illinois Ballet Company Members
Central Illinois Ballet
Dyson Ramey is a dancer and dance teacher born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He has studied dance in all genres for 15 years including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theater. Dyson started his journey as a competitive dancer, but started focusing on ballet and theater dance his freshman year of high school. He attended Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, Pa for his high school years, where he did several performances including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Swing! The Musical, Matilda The Musical, and Singin’ in the Rain. At Lincoln Park he was trained by Jennifer Verba, Krista Shovlin, Stephanie Anderson, Mindy Silver, and Jeremy Czarniak. His musical theater training was by Justin Fortunado and Sharon Schaller. Dyson has also performed with Allegro Ballet Academy in The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, where he met Rebekah Von Rathonyi and Joshua Gullett and was asked to join Central Illinois Ballet in Peoria, IL. Since then, Dyson has performed with the company in Peoria Symphony’s “Romance”, CIB’s 10th Anniversary Gala, and The Wizard of Oz. Dyson is so grateful and excited to continue his learning and teaching journey with the company and the students of Cornerstone Academy.