Father Ryan Energi has been involved in the Ballroom scene since first seeing Vogue in the clubs of Washington D.C. in 2005. Immediately enthralled by the freedom and passion with which the dance spoke to him, he has not stopped Voguing since. Ryan spent many years on the fringe of the Ballroom scene in Washington, D.C., battling local legends in the club, but not walking the Balls. He also remained a 007 until 2010, when he met Found Ultraa Energi, who battled down with him in the clubs. He adopted Ryan and elevated him immediately to Father on July 23, 2011. Father Ryan then moved to San Francisco and has been passionately building the House ever since. He is now proud co-parent of a beautiful, thriving, loving chosen family.

Since moving to the Bay Area, Father Ryan Energi has been an incredibly positive FORCE within both the Ballroom and House dance scenes. His participation in events, whether battling, judging, or producing, has remained steady over the years. Father Ryan is also involved as the program manager for Bay Area Kids Diggs Deeper and collaborates often with other crews within the House dance community.

Father Ryan began traveling to NYC back in 2015 to train with legends and icons of Vogue. The summer of 2015 was the first time he walked in NYC, and he snatched his first trophy! Since that time, Father Ryan has won grand prize at many major functions and battled some of the true legends and icons of his category. He has quickly become known on the West Coast for his commitment to Old Way, through both competition and teaching. It is his goal to carry on the tradition and history behind Pop, Dip, Spin here on the West Coast and to reignite the passion among the youth for this beautiful art form.

Grand prizes:

  • OTA Performance @ Peaches Christ’s “Paris is Burning” mini-ball (March 9, 2013)
    OTA Performance @ Back to Basics mini-ball 2013 (March 15, 2013)

  • Hand Performance @ Unity mini-ball (December 9, 2013)

  • Old Way @ Unity mini-ball (December 9. 2013)

  • Virgin Vogue @t Vogue Knights NYC (June 6, 2015)

  • Pop, Dip, Spin @ Latex Ball (July 30, 2016)

  • Old Way @ Rumble Ball 80 (July 31, 2016)

  • *Old Way @ Ovahness Ball 11: Legends of the Future (September 17, 2016)

  • *Old Way @ Westcoast Legends Ball (July 2, 2017)

  • *Old Way @ Ovahness Ball 12: Gothic Playground (December 2, 2017)

  • OTA Performance Miza mini-ball @ Full Out  2018

  • OTA Runway Miza mini-ball @ Full Out 2018

  • Old Way @ Give Me Darkness Bal (October 20, 2018)

  • OTA Performance Blackout mini-ball (December 1, 2018)

  • Old Way @ Ovahness Ball 13: Blacklisted (December 2, 2018)

    *won as a House with Leezy Energi

Balls or Mini-balls hosted or produced by Father Ryan Energi

  • Bay Area House Dance Festival Vogue workshop + mini-ball (December 13, 2016)

  • **Bridge Ball in Oakland (Friday, March 31, 2017)

  • Origins Ball in San Francisco (December 9, 2017)

  • **Pride in the Park Ball in Oakland @ Lake Merrit (September 8, 2018

  • Origins Ball Re-Awakening in San Francisco (January 19, 2019)

**Co-produced/co-hosted with Legendary George Mizrahi