New Fine Arts Faculty Member Ron Hutchins

Ron Hutchins is a multi-award-winning choreographer, writer, and teacher. A native of Cleveland Ohio, he is an alumni of  Wright State University (Dance and Professional Actors Training Program). With a strong foundation of Ballet technique, Ron spent countless hours of training in New York at Broadway Dance Center, Steps and Alvin Ailey (summer intensives), The Cleveland Ballet, The Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (second company).

His current artistic home is in South Florida where he has become one of the high-profile choreographers in the region. Highly respected for his vast knowledge of dance and movement (ballet, contemporary, tap, musical theatre, and jazz), he is recognized for his innovative approach when choreographing contemporary dance, and musical theatre classics and his ability to work with every dancer or cast member regardless of experience and background knowledge.

Ron draws experience from his illustrious performance career having had the good fortune of working with Tony Award winners Andre De’Sheilds, Heather Headley. Tonya Pinkins, and Jennifer Holiday as well as with Tony nominees Phillip Boytkin, Mercedes Ellington, and Felicia P. Fields. He has performed at The Goodman Theatre, Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, and Coconut Grove Playhouse to name a few. In the past few seasons, he has been involved with The South Florida Symphony’s premiere production of Porgy and Bess, The Peking University Institute of World Theatre and Film production of American Contemporary Dance, The Actors Playhouse productions of Mamma Mia and Memphis, and The Wick Theatre’s percussive tappers in 42nd Street.

Hutchins has always kept an eye on the upcoming generation as well. Currently, he is developing his second online curriculum for musical theatre youth in China. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, Columbia College School of Dance, Roosevelt University, and was the SDC Guest Choreographer for Grease at
Morehead State University. He also served as choreographer for student productions at Ft. Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, South Plantation High School, and Parkway Middle School of the Arts.

Mr. Hutchins has been honored with many awards including three Carbonell Awards for Best Choreography, three Silver Palm Awards for Outstanding Contribution to South Florida Theatre, and a Midot Medal awarded by the JCC Maccabi Games in South Florida honoring individuals who go beyond what is expected. As you can imagine, we are beyond thrilled to welcome Mr. Hutchins to our Heritage Family and he is equally excited and eager to start working with our talented students.