Ryan Darby (Shelby)



Ryan Darby (Shelby) is so excited to be joining the cast of Steel Magnolias for what is sure to be an amazing run! She appeared as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show at Cutting Edge in both 2016 and 2018. Past theatrical roles include Kalonike in Lysistrata, Antigone in Antigone, and her most fun-The “Not You Girl” in The Producers. (Plus another 15+ years of roles.) Ryan was featured on American Horror Story: Coven and has worked with a number of other various film productions shooting in the Southeast. She was classically trained in dance for 23 years, and in 2013 made it to the final rounds of dance ensemble auditions/callbacks for Broadway’s Bullets Over Broadway The Musical. In her spare time, she works as a Store Manager, but theatre, film, and dance will always be her biggest passion! She wants to give a HUGE thanks to Richard and Brian for giving her somewhere to act and learn—and for always bringing so much joy and encouragement with their kind words. She hopes that this is just the beginning of her time with Cutting Edge and it’s amazing family.