Matthew Jordan

RBC Apprentice

Adelaide, Australia

Matthew Jordan

Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Matthew began his training at Turning Point Dance before moving to Perth to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In 2020 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and was the recipient of the Dame Peggy van Praagh Award for the most promising student.

During his time at WAAPA, Matthew performed many leading roles in both classical and contemporary works such as Franz in Coppelia, the Cavalier in The Nutcracker, and remounted works from acclaimed Australian choreographers Leigh Warren and Graham Watson.

After graduating, Matthew spent time freelancing, performing Principal roles with Projection Dance Company and Perth Youth Ballet, along with a Corps de Ballet role with the West Australian Ballet, before moving to Vancouver, Canada to join the Goh Ballet Youth Company (GBYC) as a Soloist.

Whilst with GBYC, Matthew performed the Spanish Pas de Deux alongside Cecilia Iliesiu, (Principal with Pacific Northwest Ballet), Peppermint, and the Nutcracker Prince in Anna-Marie Holmes’ The Nutcracker. He also had the privilege of touring with GBYC in which he performed the Pas de Six from Markitenka, and the male variation from Sylvia