Mathew Golding

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Mathew Golding.

Biography

Matthew Golding was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He studied at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. and The Royal Ballet School. After graduating from The Royal Ballet School in 2003, Mr. Golding joined the American Ballet Theater. In 2009, he joined the Dutch National Ballet where he is currently a Principal Dancer. 

Mr. Golding has performed the lead roles of Solor in La Bayadère by Natalia Makarova, Basilio in Don Quixote by Alexei Ratmansky, the Prince in TheSleeping Beauty by Sir Peter Wright and Orion in Silvia by John Neumeier. His repertoire also includes George Balanchine’s Violin Concerto, Serenade and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, Hans van Manen's Hammerklavier, Without words, 5 Tango's and Grosse Fuge and Rudi Van Dantzig's Four last songs. 

In 2002, Mr. Golding was awarded the Grand Prix from the Youth American Ballet Competition in New York City and received a prize scholarship at the Prix de Lausanne. In 2005, he made special appearance for Canada’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in honor of Queen of England. He was awarded the Alexandra Radius Prize for the 2010-2011 season with the Dutch National Ballet.

Mr. Golding has performed as a guest artist with The Tokyo Ballet, The Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Festival with Kazan Ballet Theater in Russia and Ljubljana Ballet Theater under the direction of Irek Mukhamedov.