Matthews is exceptionally musical, not only in her eerie precision as far as simply keeping time is concerned but she and Tchaikovsky blend into one.... Some of the most passionate and despairing music ever written is turned into flesh and blood before our eyes and the two elements of movement and music become one of the most precious of all art forms, known as classical ballet. [...] The show belongs to Matthews. How rare it is to see a dancer finding a role through instinct.
The Express on Swan Lake
Tall, slender, she has a fleet elegance and is warmly musical, her movement is generous and unhurried [...]Her acting [is] nuanced and the feeling of a deep power for good within her character came over.
Dance Tabs on Cinderella
Alana Haines Australasian Award, 2005; second place, Young British Dancer of the Year, 2006, 2007; Jury's Special Award, Beijing Ballet Dance Schools' Invitational, 2006; Prix de Lausanne Laureate, 2007; Dame Ninette de Valois Award, 2008.
Frederick Ashton: Les Rendezvous (lead couple) A Month in the Country (Natalia Petrovna), Enigma Variations (Isabel Fitton), The Dream (Hermia)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: Cinderella (title role, Skinny, 'Winter'), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), The Prince of the Pagodas (Empress Épine), Galanteries, Sylvia (Huntress, Diana's Followers) and Flowers of the Forest ('Scottish Ballad'), and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Myrtha)
Gillian Lynne after Robert Helpmann: Miracle in the Gorbals (The Suicide)
Kenneth MacMillan: Pavane, Elite Syncopations ('Bethena Concert Waltz', 'Calliope Rag'), and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet)
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Alexander Whitley: Kin. (lead couple)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy), The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Fairy of Joy, Fairy of Modesty, pas de quatre), Coppélia ('Prayer') and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Hungarian Princess, Two Swan Maidens)