After graduating from high school, Ian won a grant to study at the prestigious Berkshire Center for the Performing Arts in Massachusetts.  During his two-month sojourn, Ian studied all aspects of theater including voice and acting.  In 1980, Ian began attending Wright State University working toward a bachelors degree in communications and public relations.  To finance his education, he performed shows in the evenings and weekends.  During summer breaks he made appearances at fairs, festivals and  theme parks throughout the United States.  In four summers he performed over 3000 shows at Cedar Point, Kings Island and Valley Fair Amusement parks.  For over a decade Ian Varella has entertained some of America’s top Fortune 500 companies.  He has recently completed engagements at several of the top show rooms in Las Vegas.  He has toured the world numerous times aboard NCL, Holland America, Princess and Renaissance Cruise Lines.  His opening acts credits read like a “Who’s Who” in country music.  Ian has shared the stage with the Statler Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Aaron Tippon, Randy Travis, Marty Stuart, and George Straight just to name a few.  His television credits include HBO, Showtime, TNN and Fox Networks.