Born in London, Ronald Hynd trained with celebrated British dancer and teacher Marie Rambert. A Principal Dancer with both Ballet Rambert and The Royal Ballet, Mr. Hynd appeared in all the leading classics partnering his wife Annette Page, Svetlana Beriosova and Dame Margot Fonteyn. Mr. Hynd retired from the stage in 1970 and became Director of the Bavarian State Ballet from 1970 to 1973 and 1984 to 1986.
Mr. Hynd’s most celebrated work, The Merry Widow, has been performed by 17 different companies including American Ballet Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, The Royal Danish Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Hungarian State Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet de Santiago, The Joffrey Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, National Ballet of Uruguay, Teatro Colon and The National Ballet of Canada. His other full-length works include Rosalinda, Papillon, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ludwig II, Le Diable a Quatre, Glazunov’s The Seasons, Les Valses, Wendekreise, Liaisons Amoureuses, Fanfare, In a Summer Garden, Pasiphae, Dvorak Variations, The Sanguine Fan, The Nutcracker, La Chatte, Coppélia and The Sleeping Beauty. In 1991, Mr. Hynd choreographed a special production of Sylvia in celebration of Her Royal Highness Diana, Princess of Wales’ 30th birthday.