Hynes is an accomplished costume designer with over 200
ballets to her credit, including more than 70 at the New
York City Ballet. Ms. Hynes' designs are performed in
companies around the world, including: American Ballet
Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Kirov Ballet, Royal Ballet,
Paris Opera Ballet, Royal
Danish Ballet, La Scala Theatre Ballet, Koninklijk Ballet
Houston Ballet, BalletMet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Vancouver, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, American
Repertory Ballet, Pacific Northwest
Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Miami
City Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and the Suzanne Farrell
Ballet at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts, where she currently serves as the resident costume
One of Ms. Hynes' latest
The Enchanted Toy Shop,
Ballet Costume Consulting
For 21 years Ms. Hynes served as the Director of Costumes
for New York City Ballet. Recognized as a leading authority
in the reproduction of important ballet works, the Jerome
Robbins Estate and the George Balanchine Trust have
entrusted her to represent all parties, as the primary authority
for original costume reproduction. This has involved many
companies both here and abroad including: the Royal Danish
Ballet, Ballet de l'Opéra National de
Paris, Théâtre du Capitole, Bavarian State Ballet, Cincinnati
Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal
Ballet, Miami City Ballet, La
Scala Theatre Ballet, Dutch National Ballet,
Hamburg Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin,
and Mariinsky Ballet.
Theatrical and Opera Design
Ms. Hynes' theatrical designs include two Broadway
productions at Circle in the Square Theatre: "On Borrowed
Time," directed by George C. Scott, and George Bernard
Shaw's "Getting Married," as well as a dozen plays and
musicals at the off-Broadway York Theatre. Her opera designs
include La Gioconda and the Metropolitan Opera in New York,
including Christopher Wheeldon's Dance of the Hours; and The
Music Master, Gerard Schwarz, conducting. She has designed
several productions for Theater for Young Audiences, based
at The John F. Kennedy Center, including the national tour
of Quiara Alegria Hudes' Barrio Grrrl!
Art Work and Publications
DANCE Magazine - June, 2007
female principal costume from Peter Quanz's Kaleidoscope
Four of Ms. Hynes' costume renderings are included in the
permanent collection of the Theatre Wing of the Museum of
the City of New York.
She has exhibited renderings and
watercolors in two gallery shows at Avery Fisher Hall at
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and has had six of
her costumes featured on covers of the 1994-95 New York
State Theater Playbills, also at Lincoln Center.
designs for six miniature ballerina dolls were featured in
the 1996 Christmas decorations at the White House and will
remain in the permanent collection of the President William
Jefferson Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.
she was honored with a one-woman show of her costumes,
sketches and photographs at the Marvin Cone Galleries, at
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, her alma mater.
From 2008 to 2009, three of her costumes for dance were
featured in "CURTAIN CALL: Celebrating a Century of Women
Designing for Live Performance," an exhibition shown at the
Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, New York,
Lectures and Appearances
In May, 2007, her thoughts on designing for the ballet were
archived in a video titled, "Speaking of Dancing" for the
Jerome Robbins dance division of the New York Public Library
Library for the Performing Arts in New York City.
In fall of
2010, Ms. Hynes was invited with another colleague to give a
presentation entitled, "See
the Music - Hear the Dance" in Florence, Italy at the
Second Costume Colloquium celebrating dress for dance.
In October, 2014, Ms. Hynes was a guest Skype lecturer for
the "Behind the Scenes with Artists: Life Long Learning"
lecture series, on Hilton Head Island, SC. Ms. Hynes and her
husband produced three videos in which she talks about her
inspiration, collaboration and research process in
conceiving ballet costume designs for upcoming projects. for
She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jim Zulakis,
Christopher Zulakis, who earned his BFA from the School
of Visual Arts in Illustration and Cartooning, and a
painted box turtle named "Scardey." Their daughter
Katina Zulakis, also living in New
Jersey, is a professional graphic designer and artist.
Ms. Hynes was featured on San Francisco Ballet's Meet the Artist Interview Podcasts before the premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's "Number Nine."
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