Born in Holland and raised in Minneapolis, Lorin Mathis began his training at Ballet Arts Minnesota before attending year round programs at North Carolina School of the Arts and San Francisco Ballet School. He supplemented his training with summer intensives at Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Mr. Mathis danced for classical ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Boston Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. National and International touring has allowed him to perform in the United States, Canada, China, London, Ireland, and throughout Spain. His mentoring experience includes teaching for Pennsylvania Ballet School, Artifact Dance Project, Saint Paul Ballet Company and School, Ballet Royale, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, BC Dance, the University of Arizona, and has recently been named Associate Artistic Director of the Kaatsbaan Ballet Intensive.