Matthew Cunningham (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 11 with Ballet West Academy. In 2014, Matthew became a Trainee with Boston Ballet. The following year, Matthew joined 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. Cunningham has competed in Youth America Grand Prix where he won first place at the San Diego Semifinals and also competed in the New York Finals. He 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 Dancer and this is his third season with Orlando Ballet.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2018