Ballet Master

Ian Hussey began his ballet instruction at age nine with the Rock School for Dance Education and continued his training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in 2001 under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. As well, Ian had attended summer intensives (on scholarship) at the School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, among others. Ian joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a member of PBII. After becoming an apprentice, he was promoted to the corps de ballet for our 2007/2008 season. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of soloist and then to principal dancer for our 2012/2013 season. Since joining the company, Ian has taken the stage in featured roles that include Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove and Nine Sinatra Songs, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and Other Dances, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain and Swan Lake, and the Divertissement Pas de Deux in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has created leading roles in ballets for such renowned choreographers as Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Requiem for a Rose, Jorma Elo’s Pulcinella, Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental, and Matthew Neenan’s Pampeana No. 2, Penumbra, Keep, and At the border. In May 2014, Ian was featured in Margo Sappington’s Under the Sun Pas de Deux during the PBS nationwide broadcast of Pennsylvania Ballet at 50. In May of 2019 Mr. Hussey retired from the Pennsylvania Ballet after a distinguished 15-year career. Mr. Hussey is excited and honored to join the artistic staff of American Repertory Ballet for their 2019/2020 season.