Born in London, Ihsan trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. He began his professional career at age 17, joining Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures, followed by engagements with Ballett Theater Munich, Introdans in The Netherlands, Berne Ballet, and the Tanz Luzerner Theater, during which he originated roles in creations by such choreographers as Wayne McGregor, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Matthew Bourne, and Patrik Delcroix and worked with Mats Ek, Jiri Kylián, Paul Lightfoot / Sol Leon, Hans van Manen, and William Forsythe, among others. In 2010 Sarah Slipper of Northwest Dance Project invited Ihsan to Portland, where he created ‘State of Matter,’ which won the 2012 Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest and the Audience Choice Award at the 25th International Competition for Choreographers, Hannover, Germany. In 2015, Ihsan became the rst Resident Choreographer for NWDP and will continue until 2018. He was the 2014 recipient of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s International Commissioning Project and selected as one of the choreographers for the 2015 season of Russian Culture Channel’s show ‘Bolshoi Ballet.’ To date, Ihsan has created works in the US, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Russia, Italy, and Belgium.