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 with the corps de ballet in ballets including Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. He created a role in Marriott's Connectome.
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Jacqueline Clark and Matthew Ball in Sander Blommaert’s Les Deux, Comme Un, Draft Works © ROH / Tristram Kenton, 2014
Matthew Ball in Connectome, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014
Tomas Mock, Marcelino Sambé, Matthew Ball, Steven McRae and Edward Watson in rehearsals for Connectome © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014
Luca Acri, Matthew Ball, Steven McRae, Marcelino Sambé in rehearsals for Connectome © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014
Matthew Ball © Johan Persson