Entering the Shanghai Dance School in 1997, WU became a dancer of the Shanghai Ballet after his graduation in 2003 and was promoted to be the first principal dancer in 2010.
He has danced main roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, La Sylphide, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty（Shanghai Ballet Version）, Jane Eyre, Echoes of Eternity, Hamlet, Giselle, The White-haired Girl, The Butterfly Lovers, Bright Red Star, A Sigh of Love ,The Last Mission of Marco Polo and The Nutcracker (Shanghai Grand Theatre’s Version). He also performed George Balanchine’s Serenade, La Valse, Piano Dance Dream Back to Shanghai and modern pieces Conversation with Chopin, La Danse du Stravinsky, Grand Pas de Bach, Web5, The Song of the Mother, Water, Bolero, etc.
He won the Special Jury Award at the 3rd Shanghai International Ballet Competition in June 2004. He was invited to perform in the 1st Asia Ballet Festival in Seoul Korea in 2006. In June 2007, at the 9th New York International Ballet Competition, he won the Silver (no gold medal is given) and the Igor Youskevitch Award. He won the Gold Medal at the 4th Shanghai International Ballet Competition in August 2007. He won the ‘Shanghai Literature and Art Award’ in 2008. He together with his partner JI Pingping held the special Gala performance in July 2009. He won the Dramatic Silver Prize of 7th China Dance Competition in 2009; He won the Annual Best Potential from Municipal Propaganda Department in 2010; He won the Dramatic Silver Prize of 8th China Dance Competition in 2011; He won outstanding Young Dancers of 2011’from Shanghai Dance Association in 2011; He won the ‘Shanghai Labor Medal’ and ‘Young Talent of Shanghai Arts Culture’ in 2012; He participated in the performance in Nijinsky with Hamburg State Opera in 2012.
WU Husheng is rewarded the Best Male Dancer of the 9th China Dance Lotus Award in 2013. He won the Best Actor Award in 24th Shanghai Magnolia Stage Performance Award; He won the ‘Shanghai Literature and Art Award’ in 2013; He was rewarded Top Ten Outstanding Youth of Shanghai in 2014 He was rewarded the Best Male Dancer of the 10th China Dance Lotus Award in 2016. In 2017, WU created a middle-sized production Lost Star which was listed in "Chinese Dance for 12 Days" at Beijing Performing Arts Center. The production was also listed as one of China Shanghai International Arts Festival - Rising Artists’ Works. He choreographed contemporary Blackthorn in July 2018. He won 6th Shanghai International Ballet Competition Choreography Award with his contemporary piece Adieu, and his choreography Smile in the Dream won the prize for “the Best Choreographer” in Excellent Performance of Young Dancers in 2018.