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 at The Royal Ballet Lower and Upper Schools. Roles while at the School included Fritz (The Nutcracker) with the Company. He was a finalist at Young British Dancer of the Year 2011 and a semi-finalist at the Adeline Genée Competition in 2010, and in 2009 an award-winner at the School’s Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Competition.
Ball graduated into the Company in 2013 and has since danced with the corps de ballet in ballets including The Rite of Spring, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. He created a role in Alastair Marriott's Connectome.
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Alexander Campbell, Solomon Golding, Matthew Ball and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014
Jacqueline Clark and Matthew Ball in Sander Blommaert’s Les Deux, Comme Un, Draft Works © ROH / Tristram Kenton, 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