Born in London, Ronald Hynd joined The Royal Ballet in 1951. In 1958, he was promoted to the rank of principal dancer and danced an extensive repertoire of classical and dramatic roles, often partnering Margot Fonteyn, Svetlana Beriosova, and his wife, ballerina Annette Page. Mr. Hynd was Director of the Munich State Opera Ballet from 1970 to 1973, and from 1984 to 1986. He has choreographed extensively in the United States for such ballet companies as Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, and Tulsa Theatre Ballet. Among Mr. Hynd’s noted works are Dvorak Variations (1970), created for English National Ballet, and was the start of a long collaboration that produced original productions of The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and The Sleeping Beauty.