Mr. Rustem was born in London, and since 2007 he has been based in Switzerland as a founding member of the State Theater Bern Ballet and the Tanz Luzerner Theater. Since 2015 Ihsan has held the position of Resident Choreographer for the NW Dance Project. In 2016 he was appointed Artistic Director for the Dance Art Studio Ballet School in Lucerne, Switzerland. Rustem was the 2014 recipient of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s International Commissioning Project and a winner of Whim W’him’s Choreographic Shindig 2015. He was a featured choreographer for Russia’s TV show The Bolshoi Ballet.
Ihsan’s work he created for SALT, “Voice of Reason,” premiered November 10, 2016.