Welcome to the Bird Blog!

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

My name is Rya Greene and I am interning at White Bird this summer. While I am here, part of my work is kick starting this blog! So during these fun yet fleeting summer months I’ll be curating and creating the content you’ll be seeing here. I will be posting a wide range of material including Staff Spotlights, upcoming season highlights, interviews with dancers and choreographers, sneak peek videos, current events in dance, and much more. I don’t want to get ahead of myself though, so let me tell you a little bit about me.

“Performing a self choreographed interlude entitled ‘Marquises’”

I was born and raised in West Michigan which is where I stayed to begin my college career at Grand Valley State University. I am double majoring in Dance and Public/Nonprofit Administration, which is why I was so excited to come to White Bird as it marries these two majors very well. I’ve been a dancer for sixteen years now with my favorite style being contemporary or modern.


Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus

Now for what everyone really wants to know, some fun facts about me :)

  • Favorite movie: Gone Girl

  • The song you loudly sing along to in the car: Truth Hurts by Lizzo

  • Your career path not taken: Politics

  • Hidden Talent: I can say the alphabet backwards

  • Favorite Quote: ‘We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us" -Joseph Campbell.

  • Random fact about yourself or the world: One of my professors at college was in the Gibney Dance Company when they performed in a White Bird series over ten years ago.

Thank you for reading and welcome to the Bird Blog! Stay tuned for my first Staff Spotlight with Matthew Bade, coming up next!

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