Washington DC at The Universal Ballet School, formerly known as
Kirov Academy and further went on to graduate with Honors from The
Royal Ballet School of London.
Matthew won the Youth America Grand
Prix Ballet Competition and the Prix de Lausanne in 2002 and then
joined American Ballet Theatre in 2003. He was promoted to Principal
Dancer at Dutch National Ballet of Holland in 2010 and then
continued went onto become Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet
He has guest performed with Bavarian State Ballet, Norwegian
National Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, The
National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet, Universal Ballet
of Korea, Ukraine National Theatre of Kiev and currently with Hong
Golding’s classical principal repertoire
includes Manon, Onegin, Anna Karenina, The Dream, Romeo and
Juliet, La Bayadère, Giselle, Don Quixote, Cinderella, The Sleeping
Beauty and The Nutcracker, among others.
His accolades include the Dutch Zwaan Award in 2010 for creation by
Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon choreography called «Short time
He was nominations for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2012/13, for
roles in Nutcracker and Cinderella.
Together with Lucia Lacarra he founded GOLDENLAC Productions. In
September 2020 they Premiered their first show called FORDLANDIA,
created and produced by both of them.