Awards: Helsinki International Ballet Competition medal winner 2009
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) and Principal roles in Tarantella, 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.