Meaghan Hinkis is a recent graduate of the JKO School at ABT. She began training there, under full scholarship in the elementary division and just completed the advanced level under Franco De Vita. Hinkis began dancing at New England Dance under Loree Cloud and followed her studies at The Hartt School Dance Connecticut under Susan Brooker and Peter O’Brien. Upon moving to NYC she continued with her private training under Fabrice Herrault. Hinkis was the recipient fo YAGP’s Hope Award and Dance Educators National Dancer of the Year. Hinkis danced the role of Clara with the ABT Studio Company and with Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular for two years. She attended the ABT Summer Intensive as a National Training Scholar performing the role of Sylvia in 2006 and Kitri in 2007. In 2007 Hinkis attended the Stiefel and Stars Program. Hinkis was named a Bender Foundation Scholar and was the recipient of the Carmen D. Barth Scholarship. Hinkis joined ABT II in 2007 and became an apprentice with the main Company in March 2010.