Harry Haythorne (1926–2014) was a dancer, ballet master and guest artist with companies around the world and was assistant artistic director of Scottish Ballet and artistic director of the Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet. Between 1955 and 1959 he was chairman of the British Dance Notation Society, an organisation formed to promote the understanding and use of dance notation systems. He was a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, the National Theatre Ballet School and the Christine Walsh Dance Centre. At the 2001 Australian Dance Awards, Harry was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for his performance in Sydney Dance Company’s Tivoli.
Harry Haythorne honours Sydney-based Mexican-Australian dancer and teacher Guillermo Keys Arenas who made an enormous contribution to multi-culturalism through the annual Folkloric Festivals which he directed from 1979 – 94.