Originally from New London, Connecticut, Calan Bryant is a tour de force artist who has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, African and more.
A former college football player that has danced and trained with a cadre legendary dancers including such luminaries as Todd Rosenlieb (of Hawkins Dance Company and Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company), Ricardo Melendez (of Ballet San Juan and Martha Graham), Laurianne Graves (as The Firebird of the Dance Theatre of Harlem), and Clover Mathis, an original company member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and an artist with Dance Theatre of Harlem.
A gifted teacher, he has choreographed and taught for countless institutions including the Ella Fitzgerald Theater (Newport News, Virginia), Dance 411 (Atlanta, Georgia), RISPA (Alpharetta, Georgia), Triple 7 Dance Company (Snellville, Georgia), Dreams in Motion (Newport News, Virginia), Phusion Dance Company (Lilburn, Georgia), Ikonic Dance Convention (Atlanta, Georgia), Hampton University (Hampton, Virginia), Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia), Reaction Dance Company (New York, New York), Beauty for Ashes School of Contemporary Dance and Theatre Company (Hampton, Virginia), Oasis Dance Company (Washington, District of Columbia), Writers Bloc Inc. (Connecticut), the City of Newport News, the City of Hampton, and Bad Boy Entertainment (New York, New York).
He has worked with artists from multiple genres such as Sum1Sounds, Andrew Donoho (VMA award-winning Director), Levi Little (from the Grammy award-winning R&B group Blackstreet), Erica Dixon (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Rae Sremmurd (American hip hop duo), RETRO, JASMINE JANAI, Drea Kelly (Choreographer, Dancer, and Star of VH1’s HollywoodExes), all girl recording group B.O.Y (Be Only You), Tyler Layne (iHeartRadio on-air personality), Chosen Wilkins (writer and actor), Stephan James (Actor in Race and Selma), Freddie Jackson, misstrendi.com, K’Bana Blaq aka TrapRock MisFit, and The Unifics. He has appeared on Greenleaf, ATLANTA, Power and in other television and film productions.
A 2014 recipient of the Virginia Beach Branch of NAACP Award for top choreography and dancing, he was also recognized that year as the most inspirational teacher at the ACE awards and he was a nominee for The Virginian/Pilot Citizen of the Year Award.