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.