Brigham, Utah (USA)
Joined Orlando Ballet in 2016
Matthew Cunningham started ballet at the age of five at a small studio in Brigham City, UT. He then furthered his training at age eleven with Ballet West Academy. In 2014, Matthew became a Trainee with Boston Ballet. The following year, Matthew became a part of Orlando Ballet’s Second Company. He has attended summer intensives at Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre in New York City, Orlando Ballet and Jacob’s Pillow. Matthew has competed in Youth America Grand Prix where he won first place at the San Diego Semifinals and has competed in the New York Finals. He also competed in the 2016 International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland, where he received the Encouragement Prize and shortly after was promoted to Apprentice with Orlando Ballet. He is now a company member and this is his second season with the Orlando Ballet.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2017