Originally from Maine, Russell Hewey trained under Lynne Penn-Davison and Cosmin Marculetiu while performing with Portland Ballet, Ballet New England, Konservatoriet Dance Ensemble, Ajkun Ballet Theatre, and José Mateo Ballet Theatre.
In 2010 Mr. Hewey joined Teatrul de Balet Sibiu, in Romania, where he had the opportunity to work with Florin Brindusa, Pavel Rotaru, and Mihai Babuska. With TBS, he performed the title role in The Nutcracker and in Don Quixote, the Soldier in Carmen, the Rhinoceros King in Trilogie Ionesco, and danced in the company's productions of Romeo and Juliet, Mandinrul Miraculos, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Raymonda, La Fille Mal Gardee, Le Corsaire, Coppelia, Scheherazade, Impetus, Sint o Baba Communista, and Four Seasons. While living in Europe, he has participated in tours and festivals, including the Festival Internationale del Balletto di Siracusa, and served as a guest adjudicator for ballet competitions, including the Concurs International de Balet in Bacau.
In 2014, Mr. Hewey had the opportunity to premier two new choreographic works: Concert en Bleu, a ballet; and Nota, va rog!, a collaboration with Aleisha Gardner. Since, he has continued his choreographic pursuits, premiering such works as Intermezzo, Cityscape, Nichita, and Taste.
In 2017, he returned to Maine, joining Portland Ballet in their productions of Giselle, Nutcracker, Yuri Yanowsky's Origins, and Nell Shipman's Firebird. Additionally, he premiered his choreography, La Danse: Matisse, Delaunay, and Degas.