Ian Hussey was born in Westmont, NJ and began his ballet training at age nine at The Rock School for Dance Education. In 2001, Mr. Hussey continued his training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. Mr. Hussey also attended summer intensives with scholarships at The School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, among others.
Mr. Hussey was a member of Pennsylvania Ballet II and an apprentice before being promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2007 and to Soloist in 2010. Since joining the Company, Mr. Hussey has danced featured roles in ballets such as Matthew Neenan's As It's Going, The Crossed Line, and Carmina Burana; Val Caniparoli's Lambarena; Twyla Tharp's Push Comes to Shove and Nine Sinatra Songs; Paul Taylor's Company B; Mauro Bigonzetti's Kazimir's Colours; Hans van Manen's Five Tangos; Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre); Sir Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée (Alain), and George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments (Melancholic) and Agon (First Pas de Trois). He has also danced the title role in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet and Cavalier in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™.
Mr. Hussey has also created leading roles in ballets such as Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Requiem for a Rose, Jorma Elo's Pulcinella, and Matthew Neenan's Pampeana #2, Penumbra, Keep, and At the border.
Mr. Hussey was promoted to Principal Dancer for the 2012-2013 Season.