Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Bryan moved with his family to New York City at the age of nine. While growing up Bryan was exposed to many urban and social dance styles, receiving his formal dance training at
La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts.
As a dancer, Bryan went on to perform with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT), and Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. He has originated roles in and performed in works by notable choreographers including Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite.
As a choreographer, Bryan is the recipient of the First Place and
Audience Choice awards for his work 'Without Notice' at the Sixth Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, nominated for the Rolex mentor and protégé award, a 2017 winner of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award and the recipient of the 2018-19 Jacobs Pillow Fellowship Award. Bryan has choreographed for the Juilliard School, Netherlands Dance Theater 2, Hessisches Staatsballet (Germany), The Scottish Ballet, Tanz Lucerne Theater, Ballet Theater Basel, The Paul Taylor Company, Charlotte Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and the Gibney Company.