“Ry-O” is an Afro-Latina born in Philadelphia and raised in Florida. In 2017, Ms. McCoy graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a BFA in Dance and moved to the Twin Cities to perform with Daara Dance Company. As part of the company, she performed in Bielefield, Germany and assisted workshops in Utrecht, Netherlands. In addition, Ms. McCoy had the pleasure of collaborating with Saint Paul native, vocal artist and producer Queen Drea in their production From Black Wombs. Ryan-Olivia is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities teaching modern/contemporary technique and will be debuting her first season with BLM.