Biography.

 

 
 
From left to right: Kidane, Amartey and Solomon.

From left to right: Kidane, Amartey and Solomon.

Solomon was born in Tottenham, North London. He is one of five children. At the age of six Solomon and his family moved from London and lived in Jamaica and then Ghana. Upon moving back to the UK, Solomon's mother enrolled him in ballet classes. His talent was quickly noticed and his then ballet teacher, Helen Petit, suggested he audition for The Royal Ballet School. He was offered a full scholarship after the first round of auditions, a year after his first ballet class.


Solomon trained at The Royal Ballet School for 8 years , graduating and joining The Hong Kong Ballet in 2012. Six months into his contract, Solomon was offered jobs at The Boston Ballet in the United States and The Royal ballet in London. Upon finishing the remainder of his contract with The Hong Kong Ballet, Solomon returned to London to join The Royal Ballet in 2013 becoming the first black-british born dancer to do so. Solomon was offered a contract to dance with The San Francisco Ballet and has been dancing with them since June 2017.

Solomon Golding in rehearsal with The Royal Ballet.

Solomon Golding in rehearsal with The Royal Ballet.


Behind the scenes shot of Solomon Golding in CHAINMAIL by Amartey Golding.

Behind the scenes shot of Solomon Golding in CHAINMAIL by Amartey Golding.

Solomon's interest in the creative arts doesn't stop at ballet - Solomon collaborated with his brother, Amartey Golding, on an art film exploring black male sexuality and masculinity and its representation within modern day narratives. The film was shown at The London Art Fair 2017 garnering rave reviews and being hailed as "The London Art Fair showstopper..." by The Art Newspaper. Solomon also has a keen interest in fashion. In 2015 Solomon had a two week internship with Anna Valentine, designer of The Duchess of Cornwalls wedding gown, which included helping create garments and set-up the seasonal fashion show at the brands atelier in Baker Street, London.