Helms Matthew

Helms Matthew
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Classical Ballet / Dancer

began his training in Colorado on full scholarship at the Academy of Classical Ballet, where he performed as the Prince in the Nutcracker and danced principal roles in Giselle and Le Corsaire. He then received a full scholarship to study with Mark and Sandra Carlson, and German Zamuel at the International Ballet School where he performed soloist roles in The Nutcracker and Peter Pan. Matthew competed in the 2008 Youth America Grand Prix and the 2008 Denver Ballet Guild Competition where he received a full Scholarship to The Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew has been a guest artist and a Ballet West representative when dancing for regional ballet companies in Utah, California and Idaho, and for the last three years has performed leading roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Paquita, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and Le Corsaire. He also choreographed a contemporary ballet that was premiered in the Ballet West Academy Spring show in 2009. Matthew was promoted to the Ballet West Pre-Professional Trainee Program in 2010 and has trained with artists from American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Joffrey Ballet, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Kirov Ballet and David Taylor Dance Theater. Matthew has studied martial arts since age three, has been acting since age four, and has appeared in movies, commercials and TV shows as an actor or a fight choreographer. This is Matthew's first season with Boulder Ballet.

Reply by Tony Helms 2012-07-02 16:30:59
Matt will be returning to Boulder Ballet for their 2012-2013 season which will be his third season with BB. His BB Faculty duties will be expanded. His summer schedule is devoted to teaching BB Academy classes and teaching private lessons.
Reply by Tony Helms 2012-06-18 21:21:36
After coaching Matthew in the role of Prince Sigfried in the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs' full length production of Swan Lake, Ahita Ardalan Bergman formerly of Paris Opera Ballet was brought to tears and commented "[He is]...a vision of Rudolph Nereyev, from his body structure and dance quality and passion on stage, to his way of flying though air and drawing the audience into him when he is dancing." Photos from the production can be viewed at www.pictage.com/1258089 Photographer Ted Mehl referred to Matt as "The Flying Helmsman"
Reply by Tony Helms 2012-03-30 13:28:09
Yes, that is the right photo
Reply by BalletBase Team 2012-03-29 21:47:45
Hello Tony. This one? : - He can sight in and add the headshot at his personal profile.
Reply by Tony Helms 2012-03-29 21:34:18
See his current headshot at his imdb.com page. How do we post that headshot here?
Reply by Tony Helms 2012-03-29 21:31:25
This is Matt's second season with Boulder Ballet

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