Ben Huys was born in Ghent,
Belgium, and studied at the Municipal Ballet School in Antwerp under
the direction of Jos Brabants. In 1985, Huys won the Prix de Lausanne
and attended The School of American Ballet in New York City. The following
year, he joined New York City Ballet where he danced many principal
roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins.
Huys originated the role of Prince Desire in Martins' production of
The Sleeping Beauty. After leaving New York City Ballet in
1996, Huys guested with many companies throughout the world and produced
his own group, “Stars of American Ballet,” featuring Principal
and Soloist dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre
and San Francisco Ballet. Currently, Huys is a répétiteur
for the George Balanchine Trust and the Jerome Robbins Rights Trust.