21st June 2021
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Show Reel Of The Week: Porter & Gymnast – Ryan Bartlett

By Show Reel Of The Week


Give us your elevator pitch of who you are, what you do and what your skill set is.

My name is Ryan Bartlett and I’m 21 years old. I was introduced to gymnastics at a young age and as a teenager I competed in both Sports acrobatics and Diving. I eventually decided to focus on sports acrobatics and won medals at the European and World championships competing for Great Britain.

I also performed at the London Olympics closing ceremony and was part of the acrobatic group Spellbound that won Britain’s Got Talent. When I was 18, I decided not to continue with my gymnastics career and worked for a short time as a scaffolder before being asked if I would like to join The House of Dancing Water. I joined the cast in 2016 as a porter and I perform in the Human Chandelier act and also as a Russian Swing Pusher. Due to my background in diving, I also participate in the boat and high dive acts where I dive from up to 17M and also in the cage dive act which is up to 20M. At 18 years old, I was the youngest performer to join the show and I am the youngest porter in the show’s history.

What is your ideal role?

For now I am enjoying expanding my skill set. I would love to try Korean cradle or be a trapeze catcher. I also love clowning and I would really like to learn the craft at some point in the future.

Name your top 5 credits.

– 3 x European Olympic gold medalist (sports acrobatics).
– 2 x European champion (sports acrobatics).
– Performer in Spellbound winners of Britain’s Got Talent.
– Performer at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony.
– Porter in The House of Dancing Water.

What should TheatreArtLife readers know about you?

When I am not performing, I love to do CrossFit. If I wasn’t doing shows, I would probably be training full time to try and be a professional CrossFit athlete. My twin brother is also a performer, he is a porter in Le Reve in Las Vegas.

Where do you find inspiration?

My work environment gives me inspiration every day. We have a large cast of around 90 artists from all over the world. Due to the nature of the show, there are artists from many different backgrounds. I find inspiration watching others train whether it be hand to hand, banquine, juggling, tumbling, dance or something else. When I get the opportunity, I go to watch other shows or watch videos on YouTube/Instagram to find inspiration.

What motivates you to continue performing/creating?

I am a very active person who needs a physical job. I feel very lucky that I am able to do a job that feels like fun every day. I am also lucky that my job allows me to travel the world and gives me a unique lifestyle while doing something I love. I want to learn as much as possible while I have the chance and this motivates me to continue performing.

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Other Show Reels Of The Week:

Show Reel Of The Week: Charlotte Sumian

Show Reel Of The Week: Saulo Sarmiento

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