Ruth is also a former professional dancer and choreographer. She was nominated as "Best Leading Actress" in the 2013 Broadway World Los Angeles Awards for her portrayal of Mrs Darling and Captain Hook at the Blank Theatre, Los Angeles in their award-winning production of Peter Pan; The Boy Who Hated Mothers.
Born in Falkirk and raised outside Bonnybridge, she was the only child of Football manager and coach David Connell and teacher Fiona and has two step-brothers. She was sent to dancing lessons at age 4 to keep her cousin company. She showed promise and was accepted onto the Scottish Ballet's Vocational Dance Education Scheme. She performed many child roles with Scottish Ballet including the lead role of Clara in their Nutcracker. She won the titles of Scottish Junior Ballet Champion and Scottish Senior Ballet champion at Stage Festivals in Scotland as a teenager.
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- Ruth is the voice actress of Merida, a Disney princess, in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2015), Disney Infinity 3.0 (2016) and Lego The Incredibles (2018).