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Matthew Ball

Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Matthew Ball in action.
Matthew Ball in Connectome, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

English dancer Matthew Ball is an Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company in the 2013/14 Season.

Ball trained entered The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, and continued to graduate through the School. Roles while at the School included Fritz (The Nutcracker) with the Company. He was twice a finalist at Young British Dancer of the Year in 2010 and 2011, in 2011 going on to win third prize. He was a semi-finalist at the Adeline Genée Competition in 2010. 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. Performances while at the School included in John Neumeier's Yondering and Alastair Marriott's Simple Symphony in the School's annual matinee.

Ball graduated into the Company in 2013 and has since danced roles in ballets including Scènes de ballet and The Age of Anxiety. He created a role in Marriott's Connectome.

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News and features

The myths behind the ballets: A quick guide to Sampling the Myth

The myths behind the ballets: A quick guide to Sampling the Myth

28 August 2014

Dance has long been inspired by myths and folk tales, with Deloitte Ignite offering extracts of classics and new works on one bill.

Connectome: Cutting-edge ballet from cutting-edge science

Connectome: Cutting-edge ballet from cutting-edge science

28 May 2014

A new theory about what creates our memories, personality and intellect has influenced Alastair Marriott's new ballet.

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