The Dancers

Matthew Slattery

matthew slattery_bio photo Matthew Slattery for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: courtesy of Artist.

Matthew Slattery joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet as an Artist in 2022.

Matthew began his dance training at Rosie O’Sullivan’s School of Dance in Cooma, Australia. At the age of 16, he moved to Sydney to join the Talent Development High School and went on to complete the full-time Brent Street ballet and contemporary course under Christine Keith. In 2009, he joined the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. 

Matthew performed throughout New York and toured with the Joffrey Studio Company. After two years at the School he was offered a contract with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, where he worked under Ethan Stiefel. In 2014 he joined The Boston Ballet and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2018. He has worked closely with choreographers such as William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Alexander Ekman, John Neumeier, Mikko Nissinen and Jorma Elo, and danced roles in works by George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, August Bournonville, John Cranko and Jerome Robbins. 

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