Paul Mathews was born in Auckland, and took his first ballet
steps at the age of four. He attained his Solo Seal from the Royal
Academy of Dance in 2004 and joined Royal New Zealand Ballet from
the New Zealand School of Dance in 2006, as the Todd Corporation
Scholar. He has performed a variety of roles including Gamache
in The Meridian Season of Don Quixote, Gurn
in The Meridian Season of La Sylphide, Hook in
Peter Pan, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet and
Blackamoor in Petrouchka.
In 2010 he performed in the triple bill From Here to
There, including a lead role in David Dawson's acclaimed A
Million Kisses to My Skin, and he featured in all three works
in the company's 2011 tour of the UK and France.
When he's not in the dance studios rehearsing, Paul likes
watching cricket or stand-up comedy, reading popular science or
studying for his Diploma in Business.