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Meaghan Grace Hinkis

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Meaghan Grace Hinkis in action.
Meaghan Grace Hinkis in Concerto, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

American dancer Meaghan Grace Hinkis is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company in 2011 as an Artist and was promoted to First Artist in 2012 and to Soloist in 2015.

Hinkis grew up in Connecticut and trained in ballet, jazz and tap locally with her sister before focusing on ballet from the age of 11. She trained locally with the Hartt School and privately with Fabrice Herrault in New York. Aged 13 she won a scholarship at the Youth America Grand Prix to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre. Hinkis entered the ABT Studio Company (now ABT II) in 2007 and graduated into ABT in 2010, where her repertory included a leading role in Alexei Ratmansky’s Dumbarton and a role creation in his The Nutcracker.

Hinkis's repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Amour and Kitri's friend (Don Quixote), Princess Stephanie (Mayerling), Olga (Onegin), Clara (The Nutcracker), Effie (La Sylphide), Emily Dimmock (Sweet Violets), Moth (The Dream), Fairy of the Song Bird (The Sleeping Beauty) and Principal roles in Tetractys, Concerto, Viscera, Gloria, Infra, The Concert and 'Emeralds' (Jewels). She created a role in Woolf Works. In addition to her awards at the Youth America Grand Prix she was a medal winner at the 2009 Helsinki International Ballet Competition.

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Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

29 June 2015

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.

Royal Ballet USA: Meaghan Grace Hinkis on returning home to New York as part of the Summer 2015 Tour

Royal Ballet USA: Meaghan Grace Hinkis on returning home to New York as part of the Summer 2015 Tour

26 June 2015

The American First Artist reflects on dancing on the stage she grew up watching, and the buzz of staging work by Britain’s top choreographers in the Big Apple.

Listen: Liam Scarlett on Viscera

Listen: Liam Scarlett on Viscera

3 November 2012

ROH Insights: The new Royal Ballet Artist in Residence creates a visceral feast.

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Royal Ballet USA: Meaghan Grace Hinkis on returning home to New York as part of the Summer 2015 Tour

Royal Ballet USA: Meaghan Grace Hinkis on returning home to New York as part of the Summer 2015 Tour

26 June 2015

The American First Artist reflects on dancing on the stage she grew up watching, and the buzz of staging work by Britain’s top choreographers in the Big Apple.

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