Ryan Dias-Toppin is a producer, vocalist, performance artist and multi-disciplinary visual artist.
At Wesleyan University, she double-majored in Music and Sociology with a concentration in Jazz Theory and Experimental Music and Music and Cultural Spaces. She has worked for esteemed institutions like the Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NYC); Spike Hill (Williamsburg, NYC), The National Underground (LES, NYC), FreeCandy (Bedstuy, NYC), and the MOMA's PS1 Center for Contemporary Art, studying the socio-cultural undertones of curation as well as institutional and sub-cultural development.
She has produced underground events and festivals in Boston and New York City. For the past year, she has founded and been chief curator of the Inner City Sanctuary of the Arts, a developing artists' social club, workspace, exhibition, venue and cafe space.