Matthew Rusk

Hometown: Tuscon, AR

Joined the company: 2016

Before being hired trained at: Ruth Page School of Dance and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy; Summer studies include School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School; Matthew was a graduate of Houston's High School for Performing and Visual Arts with honors in dance as well as an alumnus of Indiana University, where he graduated in 2015; Matthew is also a recipient of the Premier Young Artist Award and the Ken C. Whitener Fund for Ballet Excellence at the Jacobs School of Music.

Ballets/featured roles since joining the company:

Gen Horiuchi: Cinderella (Prince, Lead Gypsy, Prince's Companion), Coppélia (Franz’s Friend), Giselle (Peasant Pas), The Nutcracker (Sugarplum Cavalier, Snow King, Spanish, Arabian), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo),The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird, Jewels), Haydyn Cello Concerto, Jazz a la Francaise, La Vie, Passage, More Morra, Classique, Balanchivadze, TOYA/GEN Vol. 1 Appassionata
Gerald Arpino: Reflections
George Balanchine: Rubies, Who Cares? (principal), Concerto Barocco
Brian Enos: Alice in Wonderland (Dodo Bird, Jack of Diamonds)
Tom Gold:
Faure Fantasy, Oasis
Kevin Jenkins: Moonlight and Sonatas

Emery LeCrone: Agile Episodes
Miriam Mahdaviani: Mispacha, Correlazione
Peter Martins: Ash, Hallelujah Junction

Nilas Martins: Fasi d'Amore
Monique Meunier: Baile Latino!

Twyla Tharp: Nine Sinatra Songs

Christopher Wheeldon: The American
Michael Uthoff: La Plaza

Rebecca Cornett: Espouse