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Ronald Hutson


Pictured is Ron Hutson.

Contact information


  • M.A., English Literature and Drama, Washington University
  • B.A., Dance, Washington University
  • B.A., English, Washington University

Courses taught

  • Intro to Dunham Technique
  • Dance History
  • Dance Pedagogy
  • Production, Rehearsal and Performance


Ronald Hutson is originally from St. Louis, Mo., where he trained and danced with the Katherine Dunham Dancers and acted with City Players of St. Louis.

Hutson has appeared in ballet character roles in productions at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, such as The Nutcracker, Scheherezade and Cinderella. He has choreographed a number of works for the Conservatory Dance Company, most recently Raindance, and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide for the Conservatory Theatre Company.

Hutson has danced with and choreographed for the Pittsburgh African Drum and Dance Ensemble, now known as the Shona Sharif Company, notably in productions of Black Nativity at the Stephen Foster Memorial Theatre. He has also choreographed for the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, an equity company, and has published several dance feature articles in local Pittsburgh media. He continues his own education as a dancer, training at studios in New York City and in Toronto, Canada with the company Ballet Creole.

Professional memberships

  • Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Dance Critics Association

Selected publications

  • Interchange (Dance Alloy's national publication), published dance articles
  • In Pittsburgh, published dance articles

Selected awards

  • Keepers of the Flame award, Legacy Arts Project, 2008
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005, 2000 and 1996