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HINTON BATTLE

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Hinton Battle, three-time Tony Award winner is recognized as one of Broadway’s most respected musical stars. After studying at the renowned Jones Haywood School of Ballet in Washington DC and School of American Ballet in New York City, Hinton began his career on Broadway at the age of 15, originating the role of the Scarecrow in The Wiz. He has since gone on to build an impressive portfo- lio of work, dazzling audiences across the country and around the world for three decades, starring in some of the most memorable musicals, including Dancin’, Dreamgirls, Sophisticated Ladies, Chicago (Billy Flynn), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Miss Saigon and The Tap Dance Kid. He is the recipient of numerous awards honoring his versatility as an entertainer, among them the NAACP Image Awards, Midtown International Theatre Festival Award, Fred Astaire Award, Ira Aldridge Award, Planet Connection Award, the 2012 Champion of the Arts Award from Big Boi’s “Antwan Patten” Big Kidz Foundation, and the Amas 2014 Rosie Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of extraordinary ac- complishment in the theatrical arts.

Hinton has easily crossed from stage to television and recording to producing, writing, directing and acting appearing in These Old Broads, Foreign Student, Touched By An Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Smash, and opposite Jamie Fox in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls.

As a choreographer, Hinton’s credits include the 65th and 66th Academy Awards, the Outkast musical, Idlewild, Bolden, and Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story. Additionally he has directed and choreographed ballets for the Baltimore School of the Arts, Washington Reflections Dance Company, Jones Haywood School of Dance, and Philadanco. He directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway musi cals Respect, The Marvelous Wonderettes, the stage production of Evil Dead, and Sistas: The Musical, which aired 2013 on BET. Hinton Battle wrote, produced and directed the comedy drama, Love Lies the Tour, starring Grammy winners Brian McKnight, Angie Stone. He wrote, directed and choreographed Hinton Bat- tle’s American Variety Bang II produced by Yoshimoto at Osaki’s NGK Theatre to sold-out performances.
Hinton’s greatest joy has been the launch of the professional entertainment academy, Hinton Battle Dance Academy (HBDA). Since 2017 Hinton Battle and Yoshimoto Kogyo the co-founders have prepared students for successful career in the entertainment industry and life.

Film
Bolden
Choreographer
The Great Observer
Choreographer
Idlewild
Choreographer
Child Star - The Shirley Temple Story
Choreographer
Foreign Student
Choreographer
Television
2007 Dancing With The Stars
Choreographer
ABC
Jennifer Hudson / One Night Only
Choreographer
Ella Fitzgerald Special
Choreographer
2 Hinton Battle
Choreographer
Fired Up
Choreographer
Sister Sister
Choreographer
ABC
The Trouble With Normal
Choreographer
Dance in America
Co-Choreographer
Theatre
Terms of Dismemberment
Director
Evil Dead: The Musical
Director
That's My Man
Director
Respect - A Musical Journey of Women
Director
Hip Hop A'Rade
Director
For Colored Girls Who Have
Choreographer
The Baltimore Orchestra
Choreographer
Concerts/Tours/Events
Hinton Battle's American Variety Bang
Director / Choreographer / Star
Osaka, Japan
Philidanco Dance Company
Choreographer
Alvin Ailey II
Choreographer
Capital Ballet of Washington DC
Choreographer
Baltimore School of the Arts Expressions Benefit
Choreographer
Commercials
WB Promos
Choreographer
Warner Bros.
Coca-Cola
Choreographer
Top Appliances
Choreographer
Award Shows
65th Academy Awards
Co-Choreographer
ABC
66th Academy Awards
Co-Choreographer
ABC
Golden Globe Awards
Co-Choreographer
NBC

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