Matanya Solomon was born in Alexandria VA, and began his dance training at the age of 14. At 15, he began studying at the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory where he spent four years under the direction of Victoria Mazzarelli, Tim Melady, and Eleanor D’Antouno before joining American Repertory Ballet as a Trainee in 2016. This is his fifth season with American Repertory Ballet and his second season as a company member. His repertoire includes, “Snow King”, “Nutcracker Prince”, and “Candy Cane” in Douglas Martin’s Nutcracker, “Franz” in Princeton Ballet school’s Coppelia, “Ad Man” in Douglas Martin’s Rite of Spring, Jose Limon’s There is a Time, Paul Taylor’s Airs, and Septime Webre’s Fluctuating Hemlines.
With ARB: 2016
Hometown: Alexandria, VA