Matthew Golding, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, trained in Washington DC at The Universal Ballet School, formerly known as Kirov Academy and further went on to graduate with Honors from The Royal Ballet School of London. Matthew won the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition and the Prix de Lausanne in 2002 and then joined American Ballet Theatre in 2003. He was promoted to Principal Dancer at Dutch National Ballet of Holland in 2010 and then continued went onto become Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet from 2014-2017.
He has guest performed with Bavarian State Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, The National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet, Universal Ballet of Korea, Ukraine National Theatre of Kiev and currently with Hong Kong Ballet.
Golding’s classical principal repertoire includes Manon, Onegin, Anna Karenina, The Dream, Romeo and Juliet, La Bayadère, Giselle, Don Quixote, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, among others.
His accolades include the Dutch Zwaan Award in 2010 for creation by Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon choreography called "Short time together"
He was nominations for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2012/13, for roles in Nutcracker and Cinderella.