English dancer Matthew Ball is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company during the 2013/14 Season, promoted to First Artist in 2015.
Ball was born in Liverpool. He joined The Royal Ballet School aged 11 and graduated through the School. Roles while a student included Fritz (The Nutcracker) with The Royal Ballet. He was twice a finalist at Young British Dancer of the Year in 2010 and 2011, in 2011 going on to win third prize. Other awards include at the School’s 2011 Lynn Seymour Competition and 2009 Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Competition. On graduation he received the Gailene Stock and Gary Norman Award for Excellence.
Ball’s roles with the Company include Romeo, Lensky (Onegin), Escamillo (Carmen) and in Afternoon of a Faun, Scènes de ballet and The Age of Anxiety. He has created roles in Connectome, Untouchable and Woolf Works.
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Jacqueline Clark and Matthew Ball in Sander Blommaert’s Les Deux, Comme Un, Draft Works
Luca Acri, James Hay, Matthew Ball and artists of The Royal Ballet in Untouchable
Members of The Royal Ballet including Matthew Ball, Solomon Golding and Calvin Richardson rehearsing Hofesh Shecter
Lauren Cuthbertson in Alastair Marriott’s Connectome
Lauren Cuthbertson and Matthew Ball in Alastair Marriott’s Connectome
Matthew Ball as Romeo and Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet
Luca Acri, Matthew Ball, Steven McRae, Marcelino Sambé in rehearsals for Connectome
Matthew Ball as Lensky and Yasmine Naghdi as Olga in Onegin
Matthew Ball in Calvin Richardson's version of The Dying Swan at Deloitte Ignite 2014
Matthew Ball in Joshua Beamish's Burrow
Matthew Ball in Joshua Beamish's 'Burrow'
Tomas Mock, Marcelino Sambé, Matthew Ball, Steven McRae and Edward Watson in rehearsals for Connectome
Tierney Heap and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Carmen, The Royal Ballet
Lauren Cuthbertson, Edward Watson and Steven McRae with Matthew Ball, Tomas Mock, Luca Acri, Marcelino Sambe in Alastair Marriott’s Connectome
Matthew Ball in Connectome, The Royal Ballet
Matthew Ball as Lensky and Yasmine Naghdi as Olga in Onegin, The Royal Ballet