Ruth Howard was born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She began her serious dance training at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC at the age of fifteen. She studied on full scholarship for three years and was a pioneer member of Joffrey’s Touring Company in 2011. Upon being accepted into The Julliard School, Howard had the distinct pleasure of performing the works of José Limón, William Forsythe, Twyla Tharp, Monica Bill Barnes, Emery LeCrone, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Larry Keigwin and most recently Merce Cunningham. She made her professional debut at the Joyce Theater in October 2014 in Lar Lubovitch’s Artemis in Athens. Howard is elated to be working with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company as an apprentice before moving to London in July to work with choreographer Kerry Nicholls.