Matthew Griffin began his formal ballet training in 2010 under Sergiy Mikhailov and Darya Fedotova at The School of Russian Ballet in Sarasota, Florida. While there, Griffin danced in productions of Coppélia (Franz), The Little Mermaid (King Triton), and The Nutcracker (the Prince). Under Mikhailov’s and Fedotova’s coaching, he participated in many competitions and was an award winner at The USA International Ballet Competition 2014. Griffin graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis in 2017 with a B.S. in Dance Arts Administration. With Butler Ballet, Griffin performed many classical and contemporary productions including Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), The Four Temperaments (Third Theme), The Nutcracker (Arabian Soloist, Herr Stahlbaum, and Flower Cavalier), Viva Vivaldi (Soloist), and original works by the Butler Ballet Faculty. This is Griffin’s first season with Cincinnati Ballet.
“I am very excited to be joining Cincinnati Ballet as an apprentice for the 2017-2018 season.”