Corps de Ballet
Born in Holland and raised in Minneapolis, Lorin Mathis began his training at Ballet Arts Minnesota before attending 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.
Mr. Mathis joined San Francisco Ballet for a season in the Corps de Ballet before joining Alberta Ballet in 2001. 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.
In 2005, he joined Boston Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet and was promoted to Demi- Soloist in 2010. He performed in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Third Theme) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tatiana’s Cavalier), Swan Lake (Von Rothbart), John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet (Paris), Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker (Snow King, Spanish, Russian, Arabian, and Drosselmeyer), Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, and Jiří Kylián’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 the Corps de Ballet of Pennsylvania Ballet for the 2011-2012 Season. His featured roles include Alexei Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes, Giselle (Hilarion), Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan (Lead Pirate), William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite (Pas de Deux 2), John Butler’s Carmina Burana, and Kylián’s Forgotten Land (White Couple)and Petite Mort. His Balanchine repertoire with the Company includes The Four Temperaments (Second Theme and Third Theme), Emeralds from Jewels, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier), Serenade, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto.