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Meaghan Grace Hinkis

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


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

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

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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