The Royal Ballet is coming to Chicago!
Dancers will have the opportunity to take class with
Matthew Golding, a Principal of The Royal Ballet.
Join us Wednesday, June 17 from 5:00-6:30 PM at Joffrey Tower,
for this Ballet Master Class.
For advanced/pre-professional students.
Tickets are $35. Reserve your spot early, as space is very limited.
Canadian dancer Matthew Golding is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship, and joined the Company as a Principal in 2014, having appeared with the Company as a Guest Artist the previous Season as Solor (La Bayadère). Since joining the Company his roles have included Basilio and Espada (Don Quixote), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Eugene Onegin, Oberon (The Dream), Des Grieux (Manon) and roles in Serenade, The Four Temperaments and DGV: Danse à grande vitesse. He created a role in Liam Scarlett’s Summertime.
Golding was born in Saskatchewan and from the age of 14 trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, joining the Universal Ballet Academy in Washington D.C. aged 16. In 2002 he won the Youth America Grand Prix and a Prix de Lausanne scholarship to study at The Royal Ballet School. In 2003 he graduated into American Ballet Theatre. In 2009 he joined Dutch National Ballet as a second soloist and was promoted to principal in 2010. He continues to dance as a guest artist with the company. Other guest appearances include with such companies as the Mariinsky Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Berlin State Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Tokyo Ballet, English National Ballet and at the Nureyev Ballet Festival, the Japan International Ballet Festival and in Hong Kong. His repertory includes Solor, Romeo (Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet), Basilio (Alexei Ratmansky's Don Quixote) and Prince (Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella and Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker).
Golding's awards include the Zwaan Prize (2010), the Alexandra Radius Prize (2011) and nominations for the Benois de la danse Prize (2012 and 2013). His DVD recordings include Wheeldon's Cinderella, Ratmansky's Don Quixote and Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk's The Nutcracker.
*Matthew Golding will be performing the lead role of Basilio in Don Quixote
at The Auditorium Theatre on Sunday, June 21.
When & Where
Joffrey Academy of Dance
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet, is committed to providing students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds who have a desire to dance with a world-class education built on the foundation of classical ballet. Through the Joffrey Academy’s programs, students develop a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline, and confidence. The Joffrey Academy received the distinguished honor of being named Outstanding School in 2010, 2012, 2015, and 2016 by the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest international student ballet competition. The Joffrey Academy also received the Boeing Game Changer Award in recognition of its efforts to make dance accessible to all.
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