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Meaghan Grace Hinkis

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Meaghan Grace Hinkis in action.
Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Justine Moritz and Guillem Cabrera Espinach as William Frankenstein in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

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 focussing 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), Marie (Anastasia), Moth (The Dream), Fairy of the Song Bird, Florestan’s Sister and Princess Florine (The Sleeping Beauty), Zulme and pas de six (Giselle), Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon) and Principal roles in Tarantella, Swan Lake, Tetractys, Concerto, Viscera, Gloria, Infra, The Concert and ‘Emeralds’ (Jewels). Her role creations include Justine (Frankenstein) and in Woolf Works and Void and Fire. In addition to her awards at the Youth America Grand Prix she was a medal winner at the 2009 Helsinki International Ballet Competition.

Videos

News and features

How the right pair of pointe shoes can make all the difference to a dancer

28 November 2017
How the right pair of pointe shoes can make all the difference to a dancer

When it comes to creating and customizing pointe shoes for performance, every millimetre counts.

Watch: Learn the steps of The Royal Ballet's daily class

28 September 2016
Watch: Learn the steps of The Royal Ballet's daily class

Learn five exercises with members of The Royal Ballet in preparation for our live class during World Ballet Day on 4 October 2016.

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

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

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

Posts by Meaghan Grace Hinkis

Ballet in Brisbane: The Royal Ballet's Meaghan Grace Hinkis reflects on a successful tour

13 July 2017
Ballet in Brisbane: The Royal Ballet's Meaghan Grace Hinkis reflects on a successful tour

The Soloist dancer on meeting a dance legend, and performing two of the Company's most acclaimed recent works Down Under.

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

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

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.

Photos

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara and Luca Acri as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara and Leo Dixon as her partner in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri and Meaghan Grace Hinkis in Asphodel Meadows, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis and David Donnelly in rehearsal with Erico Montes, World Ballet Day 2018

Christopher Saunders as Herr Drosselmeyer and Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara and Ricardo Cervera as Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Benjamin Ella and Meaghan Grace Hinkis in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Emily Dimmock and Thomas Whitehead as Robert Wood in Sweet Violets, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis in The Nutcracker

Meaghan Grace Hinkis and Luca Acri in Elite Syncopations, The Royal Ballet

Nehemiah Kish as The Creature and Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Elizabeth Lavenza in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

Romany Pajdak, Meaghan Grace Hinkis and Beatriz Stix-Brunell in The Concert, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Elizabeth Lavenza and Alexander Campbell as Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Marcelino Sambé and Meaghan Grace Hinkis in Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet

David Donnelly and Meaghan Grace Hinkis in rehearsal with Erico Montes, World Ballet Day 2018

Meaghan Grace Hinkis and David Donnelly in rehearsal with Erico Montes, World Ballet Day 2018

Meaghan Grace Hinkis in Viscera, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis in Concerto, The Royal Ballet

Gary Avis and Meaghan Grace Hinkis in The Nutcracker

Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Luca Acri and Anna Rose O'Sullivan in Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Elizabeth Lavenza in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Joseph Sissens and Anna Rose O'Sullivan in The Illustrated Farewell, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Justine Moritz and Guillem Cabrera Espinach as William Frankenstein in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

David Donnelly and Meaghan Grace Hinkis in rehearsal with Erico Montes, World Ballet Day 2018

The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara and Ricardo Cervera as Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis

Meaghan Grace Hinkis and Ludovic Ondiviela in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis and Valentino Zucchetti in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Emily Dimmock and Thomas Whitehead as Robert Wood in Sweet Violets, The Royal Ballet

Nehemiah Kish as The Creature and Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Elizabeth Lavenza in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Isabella Gasparini, Laura Morera, Romany Pajdak and Kristen McNally in The Concert, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Amour in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell as Victor Frankenstein and Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Elizabeth Lavenza in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet