Patrick G. Hinson joins the Butler University's
Department if Dance as an Assistant Professor in the fall of
2013. He began his formal dance training at the Conservatory
of Music, University of Cincinnati, under the tutelage of David
Blackburn, David McClain, Oleg Sabline, James Truitte and Thelma
Hill. He continued his training as a scholarship student with Leon
Danielian, Michael Maule, Patricia Wilde, and Valentina
Pereyaslavec at the American Ballet Theatre's school in New York
City and with his life-long mentor Stanley Williams at the School
of American Ballet.
In 1976 he was awarded 1st place in the international biannual
ballet competition held at Butler University. At the age of
14, he joined the Cincinnati Ballet Company, and was promoted to
soloist by the time he was 17. During his time with the CBC he
worked with icons of the dance world such as Frederic Franklin,
Roman Jasinski, Sr., William Dollar, and Alicia Markova. Three year
later, he was invited to join the New York City Ballet under the
direction of George Balanchine. In 1980, Mr. Hinson was
selected by Rudolf Nureyev to dance Hilarion opposite Nureyev's
portrayal of Albrecht in the "Nureyev and Friends on Broadway"
production of Giselle.
In 1981, Mikhail Baryshnikov asked him to join American Ballet
Theatre. While at ABT he worked with Kenneth MacMillan, Glen
Tetley, Natalia Markarova, Roland Petit, Eugene Loring, Choo San
Goh, Antony Tudor and Erik Bruhn. In 1983, he returned to the
NYCB under the direction of Peter Martins. Upon his
return he was featured in the works of George Balanchine, Jerome
Robbins, Jean‐Pierre Bonnefoux, Laura Dean, Elliot Feld, William
Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Peter Martins, Twyla Tharp, Helgi
Tómasson, and Richard Weiss.
Upon his retirement from the stage Mr. Hinson assumed the
directorship of "SOHO Booking", a program of the Cultural Council
Foundation, a non‐profit state and federally funded organization,
that assisted with the management of avant‐garde emerging dance
He has held numerous artistic/administrative/pedagogical
positions with companies in the USA, Europe, and Asia. To
mention just a few: Hartford Ballet, Icelandic National Ballet,
Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, Ballett Ulm, Ballett Semperoper Dresden,
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Louisville Ballet, Birmingham Royal
Ballet, National Ballet of Slovakia, Royal Danish Ballet, Polish
National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, National Ballet of Croatia,
Nederland's Dans Theater, English National
Ballet, Dresden Ballet, Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza
Madrid, Ballet Arizona, Geneva Grand Theatre Ballet, Cincinnati
Ballet Company, Cullberg Ballet, London City Ballet, and the
International Dance Academy of Tokyo.
As a repetiteur, Mr. Hinson has staged the works of George
Balanchine, Peter Martins, and August Bournonville, among
others; he has also re‐staged/choreographed numerous productions of
his own including full length productions of "Sleeping Beauty",
"The Nutcracker", and "A Midsummers Night's Dream".
Patrick holds a bachelor's degree in Dance with a minor in Arts
Management from Marymount Manhattan College. He served for six
years as co‐chairman of the New York City Ballet's "Dancers'
Committee" encompassing the negotiation of contracts between the
dancers and management. He has also served on board of
governors of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).