Ben Huys was born in Ghent, Belgium and studied under Jos Brabants at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp. At the Prix de Lausanne in 1985 he won a scholarship for the School of American Ballet in New York. Only a year later he became a member of the New York City Ballet and appeared there as a Principal Dancer in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. In 1996 Ben Huys moved to Ballett Zürich. He danced as a guest at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Asami Maki Ballet, the Tokyo Star Dancers Ballet and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. His repertoire has included prominent roles in works by William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Maguy Marin, Oscar Araiz, Ohad Naharin, Heinz Spoerli and James Kudelka. Since 1998 Ben Huys has been working as a freelance artist and is entrusted with stagings by The George Balanchine Trust and the Jerome Robbins Rights Trust. This work has led him to the American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, Mariinski Theatre, Royal Ballet London, Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet of the Paris Opera, Hamburg Ballett, Berlin State Ballet and the Ballett am Rhein. His studies of "Apollo", "Symphonie in C" and "Jewels" by George Balanchine as well as "The Concert" and "The Four Seasons" by Jerome Robbins will be followed in the 2020/21 season by Balanchines "Duo Concertant" and "Symphony in Three Movements «. For the Vienna State Ballet his stagings of »Apollo«, »Symphony in C« and »Jewels« by George Balanchine as well as »The Concert« and »The Four Seasons« by Jerome Robbins will be followed by Balanchine’s »Duo Concertant« and »Symphony in Three Movements« in the 2020/21 season.