On 1 May 2013, Matthew Golding, principal with the Dutch National Ballet, made his debut as a guest artist with The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in London. Golding danced the lead role of Solor in Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadère. He partnered Zenaida Yanowsky, principal with The Royal Ballet and sister of Nadia Yanowsky, who is a soloist with the Dutch National Ballet. On Monday 13 May 2013, Golding will dance a second guest performance with Zenaida Yanowsky.
The Dutch National Ballet performed Makarova’s version of La Bayadère in 2007 and 2009.
In June, Matthew Golding will be making his debut as a guest artist with English National Ballet. On 12, 15 and 18 June 2013, he will be dancing the role of Siegfried in Swan Lake in-the-round. Choreographer Derek Deane created this exceptional and very successful version of Swan Lake in 1997. It will be performed in the Royal Albert Hall in London.
about matthew golding
Although still in the early days of his career, the Canadian dancer Matthew Golding has already received several awards and nominations. Last October, he was awarded the ‘Zwaan’ for Most Impressive Dance Achievement by the VSCD for his performance in Short Time Together by Paul Lightfoot and Sol León. Before that, he won the Youth America Grand Prix and was awarded the Alexandra Radius Prize in 2011. In the same year, he was nominated for a ‘Zwaan’ for his performance in Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quichotte. In 2012 and recently in 2013, he was nominated for the Benois de la Danse (the international ‘Oscar of dance’) for his performances in Nutcracker & Mouse King by Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk, and Cinderella by Christopher Wheeldon, respectively.
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