Ian is a double graduate of NBS: from both the Professional Ballet Program, as well as the Teacher Training Program for Former Professional Dancers, both with distinction. He was also the recipient of the distinguished Betty Oliphant Award, which is awarded to a highly talented and promising teacher upon graduation.

As a professional dancer, Ian has danced with The National Ballet of Canada and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, as well as appearing in the feature film of Les MisĂ©rables, as Hans in the Olivier Award nominated revival of Cabaret in London’s West End, and as Assistant Dance Captain/Swing in the UK/European tour of Cats.

As a teacher, Ian has been a faculty member of Performers College (London), as well as the School of Ballet Theatre UK, both prior to returning to NBS.