Born in Jiangxi, China, Hu Song Wei Ricky trained at Shanghai Dance School, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2008, was named Coryphée in 2015 and appointed Choreographer-in-Residence in 2019.
With Hong Kong Ballet, Hu’s featured roles include Carabosse in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Chinese Doll in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Von Rothbart in Yuri Ng’s Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake and Timur in Natalie Weir’s Turandot. He also performed in Stephen Jefferies’ The Nutcracker, Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Anna-Marie Holmes' Le Corsaire, Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio, Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias, Nacho Duato’s Castrati, Edwaard Liang’s Sacred Thread and Fei Bo’s Shenren Chang.
His choreographic works with HKB include The Lost Season (2022), excerpts from Between the Emotion and the Response (2019), Voicing (2011) and Twins (2010); with Yuh Egami, Demons (2017), Carmen (2017), Horn (2014) and White Lies (2012); The Frog Prince–A Ballet Chinois (2013) as Associate Choreographer to Yuri Ng with Egami. His other commissioned choreographic works include Everlasting Flower (2021) for College of Dance, Shanghai Theatre Academy, The Eighth Story (2021) for Liaoning Ballet, The Wall (2019) for Shanghai Opera House Dance Ensemble, Skyfall (2018) for Shanghai Dance Theatre, Mirage for China Shanghai International Arts Festival 2018, Rush (2013) and Play with Abandon (2012) for Hong Kong Arts Festival, Blank Space (2013) at the invitation of Re: Dance Theatre (RDT) in Singapore, and Lost in Memory (2013) for D. Lab Dance Shanghai.
Hu’s Everlasting Flower (2021) won the Outstanding Award at the 6th Shanghai New Dancer and New Works Exhibitions, The Rite of Spring (2019), co-choreographed with Egami, won Outstanding Choreography at the 2020 Hong Kong Dance Awards, and HKB won Outstanding Ensemble Performance at the 2016 Hong Kong Dance Awards for Hu and Egami’s Bolero (2015). He received the Award for Young Artist in Dance at the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.