Ryan Shane Hards Wiki
Ryan Shane Hards Biography
Who was Ryan Shane Hards?
Ryan Shane Hards, 27, is co-owner and artistic director of The Collective Dance Academy in Salamander Bay, on the north coast of New South Wales.
Police began investigating in March this year after reports of inappropriate behavior towards several students.
Ryan Shane Hards Age
He was 27-year-old.
Hards was arrested Wednesday and charged with 12 counts, including three counts of indecent assault on a person under the age of 16, one count of aggravated s*xual assault on a victim under the age of 16 and one count of aggravated s*xual assault.
Police will allege in court that Hards sexually abused four students and a girl, ages 12 to 17, between 2013 and 2019.
Hards, who also works as a real estate agent in Port Stephens, filed a request for bail in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Thursday, with his family at his side, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Attorney William Buxton told the court that his client has no criminal record and faces a terrifying wait behind bars before he begins his trial in 2022.
Hards has been celebrated as a dance teacher
Hards has been celebrated as a dance teacher in the Port Stephens community and is featured in an article about The Collective Dance Academy in a local publication.
According to the company’s website, Hards has a “help each student reach their full potential.”
“Ryan has been involved in the creative direction of many shows, has led numerous groups and solos to success at eisteddfods, and has over 10 years of experience as a teacher and choreographer.”
On Tuesday, the day before her arrest, Hards posted a glowing review of a happy client detailing her real estate prowess.
‘Always a professional, supportive and honest. Ryan put our needs and concerns always at the forefront of his mind, ” the review read.
Strike Force Wairakei continues, and anyone with information is urged to contact Port Stephens detectives or Crime Stoppers 1800 330 000.