Matanya Solomon

Joined ARB: 2016

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Matanya Solomon began his dance training in West Virginia at 14. At 15 he began studying at the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory where he spent four years under the direction of Victoria Mazzarelli, Tim Melady, Alexei Tchernichov, Kirk Peterson and Eleanor D’Antouno before joining American Repertory Ballet as a trainee in 2016. This is his eighth season with American Repertory Ballet and his fifth as a company dancer. His repertoire includes Snow King, The Nutcracker Prince, and Candy Cane in The Nutcracker, Franz in Princeton Ballet school’s Coppelia, Ad Man in Douglas Martin’s Rite of Spring, August Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano, José Limón’s There is a Time, Paul Taylor’s Airs, Septime Webre’s Fluctuating Hemlines, Claire Davison’s Time Within a Time, Ryoko Tanaka’s Hindsight, Da’Von Doane Kaleidoscope Mind, Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, Arthur Mitchell’s Holberg Suite, and Stiefel’s VARIANTS.