Matthew Ryan Pest is an educator, performer, and music director originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He received a BA in classical
vocal performance with a minor in theatre arts from UAHuntsville and an MFA in television, film, and theatre acting from Cal State LA.
He has worked with many incredible groups including Deaf West Theatre Company, the nation’s premier company creating performances inspired by Deaf culture and ASL, and the Circle Squared Collective (founding and active member), a bi-coastal ensemble-based acting company specializing in devised theatre created through Moment Work (Tectonic Theater Project).
Ryan brings his almost 20 years of education, performance, and teaching experience to share through his passion: performing arts education and working with young artists.