Ronald Hynd

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Ronald Hynd (born 22 April 1931) is an English choreographer, and in his youth was a ballet dancer.

In the Royal Ballet in the late 1940s he began to dance with Annette Page, whom he later married. Page died on 4 December 2017.[1] They have a daughter, Louise.[2]

Ballets Hynd has choreographed include The Merry Widow in 1975,[3] and the ballet Charlotte Brontë for the Royal Ballet Touring Company in 1974.[4] He recreated the nineteenth-century ballet Papillon[5] in 1979[6] and created The Hunchback of Notre Dame ballet in 1988,[6] both for the Houston Ballet. His version of The Nutcracker, produced by the London Festival Ballet in 1976, added a love story to the traditional tale by giving the heroine an older sister who falls in love with Dr. Drosselmeyer's nephew against her parents' wishes.[7] He also choreographed for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, and Tulsa Theatre Ballet.[8]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Dean Speer & Francis Timlin, A Very Merry Couple Ronald Hynd and Annette Page talk about dancing, PNB and Merry Widow from Ballet-Dance magazine dated April 2005 online at, accessed 28 April 2012
  3. ^ "Hynd, Ronald (22 Apr. 1931)", The Oxford Dictionary of Dance, Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell (eds), Oxford University Press. Published online January 2010 ISBN 978-0-19-172765-8.
  4. ^ "Death and Entrances", The Oxford Dictionary of Dance, Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell (eds), Oxford University Press, p. 126. ISBN 9780199563449.
  5. ^ [2], Dance: Houston Ballet's Papillon, by Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times, April 10, 1981.
  6. ^ a b [3], Houston Ballet to Present the RONALD HYND's The Merry Widow 9/19-29, September 4, 2013.
  7. ^ [4], Jack Anderson, "DANCE VIEW: The Return of the Nutcracker, an Eternal Balletic Verity", The New York Times, November 20, 1986.
  8. ^ [5], Pacific Northwest Ballet Press Release, December 14, 2009.

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