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March 16-18, 2017 Residency

Dancer and teacher, Lorin Mathis returns to the Twin Cities to teach master ballet classes at St. Paul Ballet.
Thursday, March 16    10:00-11:30am Open Professional Ballet
Friday, March 17    10:00-11:30am Open Professional Ballet
Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18    Levels 5-6 Ballet (SPB students only)

Live accompaniment. Ample free parking in the lot. First come, first serve. Class will not exceed a maximum of 25 participants. Arrive early to ensure your place in class.


Lorin Mathis

Born in Holland and raised in Minneapolis, Lorin Mathis began his training at Ballet Arts Minnesota before attending year round programs at North Carolina School of the Arts and San Francisco Ballet School. He supplemented his training with summer intensives at Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

In 1999 Mr. Mathis was hired as an apprentice with San Francisco Ballet. The next season he danced there for two seasons in the Corps de Ballet, before joining Alberta Ballet in 2002. While at Alberta Ballet, Mr. Mathis performed principal roles in George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Allegro Brilliante, and Divertimento #15, as well as Oberon in Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker (Cavalier). He also worked closely in the creation process with Emily Molnar, Margie Gillis, and performed numerous roles in the ballets of Artistic Director Jean Grande Maitre, including Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Paris).

In 2005, he joined Boston Ballet as a member of the of the Corps de Ballet and was promoted to Demi-Soloist in 2010. His featured roles include Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Third Theme) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania’s Cavalier, Theseus), Anthony Tudor’s Dark Elegies, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet (Paris), Maina Gielgud’s Giselle (Hilarion), Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Von Rothbart) and The Nutcracker (Snow King, Spanish, Russian, Arabian, and Drosselmeyer), Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, Jiri Kylian’s No More Play, Sarabande, Petite Mort, and Sechs Tanze. He was also featured in ballets by Jorma Elo and Helen Pickett.

Mr. Mathis joined Pennsylvania Ballet for the seasons 2011-2016. His featured roles include Alexei Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes, Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Pas de Trois, Lead Czardas), Polyphonia, and Liturgy, William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite (Second Pas de Deux), Matthew Neenan’s Shift to Minor (Trio), John Butler’s Carmina Burana, Jerome Robbins Opus Jazz, Angel Corrella’s Don Quixote (Espada), Nacho Duato’s Without Words, Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land (white couple), and Petite Mort. His Balanchine repertoire with the Company includes The Four Temperaments (Second and Third Theme), Jewels (Emeralds), George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Cavalier, Drosselmeyer, Lead Spanish), Serenade (Elegy Man), Allegro Brilliante, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto.

National and International touring has allowed him to perform in the United States, Canada, China, London, Ireland, and throughout Spain.

Recently retiring from dancing in 2016, his teaching experience includes teaching class for Boston Ballet School, Pennsylvania Ballet School, and for Kaatsbaan International summer intensive.