Dame Merle Florence Park, DBE (born 8 October 1937) is a British former prima ballerina. At the age of 19 she danced the role of "The Milkmaid" in Façade in the Royal Opera House Company's Silver Jubilee gala on 6 May 1956. She joined the Royal Ballet in 1954 and became a soloist in 1958. Her performance was admired for its "brilliance of execution and virtuoso technique". She was selected as one of the three soloists for the November 1959 première of the Ashton/Nureyev production of La Bayadère.