Matthieu Pagès

Corps de Ballet

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Matthieu Pagés. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Annecy, France
Trained: Tanz Akademie Zürich
Joined: 2023


Five Things to Know

  1. 1Before joining the Tanz Akademie Zürich, Matthieu first studied in Paris Opéra Ballet School from 10 to 13 years old.
  2. 2The first dance class Matthieu ever took was an African dance class which he continued for two years before asking to start ballet.
  3. 3After graduating, Matthieu joined the Junior Ballett Zürich where he danced works by Christian Spuck, Hans van Manen, Crystal Pite and Cathy Marston.
  4. 4After dance, choreography is his biggest passion.
  5. 5Matthieu likes to go on road trips often and discover the world.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Boléro by Maurice Béjart
  2. 2Romeo and Juliet by Jean-Christophe Maillot
  3. 3Manon by Kenneth MacMillan 
  4. 4Angels’ Atlas by Crystal Pite 
  5. 5Le Parc by Angelin Preljocaj


Full Biography

Matthieu Pagès was born in Annecy, France and trained at Tanz Akademie Zürich. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a Corps de Ballet member in 2023. 

Matthieu’s repertoire includes Nussknacker und Mausekönig, Anna Karenina by Christian Spuck, How I know you by Leo Mujic and The Cellist by Cathy Marston.  


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Dancer Q&A: Matthieu Pagès