Matthew Golding

Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet Covent Garden
Mister Virtuosity 2016

Born in Canada. Studied at the Royal Ballet School in Winnipeg, Universal Ballet Academy in Washington and the Royal Ballet School in London. Joined the American Ballet Theater in 2003, then danced for Corella Ballet (Spain). In 2009 joined the Dutch National Ballet, where he became Principal Dancer in 2010. Nominee and winner of many international dance prizes, among which is the Grand Prix of Youth American Ballet Competition. He is Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet Covent Garden since February 2014. His various repertoire includes roles in the ballets by Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Natalia Makarova, John Neumeier, Hans van Manen, Alexey Ratmansky, Rudi van Dantzig, Christopher Wheeldon and other choreographers.

Along with his partner Anna Tsygankova he is in a high demand for Galas worldwide.

In frames of the XV Anniversary DANCE OPEN festival Matthew Golding will be a guest star in Romeo and Juliet by Perm Ballet on April 18 and 19.

DANCE OPEN 2013, 2014, 2016