Biography

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Matt has studied dance for 17 years, including Tap, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Ballroom, Tarantella, Butoh, Tanztheatre, African, and Fosse. Matt is a rising senior at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where he is a double major in Dance and Theatre with concentrations in education, choreography, performance studies, and stage management. At Muhlenberg, Matt teaches dance at the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center as well as is the Community Engagement Officer for the Muhlenberg Dance Association. In the Allentown area, Matt has taught in a variety of Elementary schools as well as at Ju-Ju Monkey, a small retail boutique offering pre-school classes. Matt has been a dance instructor for the Performing Arts Programs Inc. Company for five years now, teaching dance in various towns throughout Connecticut. He most recently appeared onstage in two Muhlenberg College Mainstage Productions, including Chicago (Dance Ensemble) and Master Choreographers (Tap Ensemble). Matt appeared in his first professional production with the Muhlenberg Summer Theatre in My Fair Lady (Dance Ensemble) in the summer of 2017. This past spring Matt spent the semester studying dance in Arezzo, Italy.

A resident of Newington, CT, Matt graduated from Kingswood Oxford School in 2015, where he received the award for Best Student Choreography at the 2015 KO Wyvern A Cappella Festival. Throughout Connecticut, Matt has performed with various theatre companies as well as choreographed a multitude of shows for ages 12-25. Most recent choreography credits include Shrek Jr., Pirates of Penzance Jr., & Fiddler on the Roof Jr. (Performing Arts Programs), High School Musical (East Hartford Summer Youth Festival), Legally Blonde & Once Upon a Mattress (Wethersfield Teen Theatre), Willy Wonka Jr. (Tootin’ Hills Elementary School), and Shrek Jr. & The Music Man Jr. (Connecticut Family Theatre). Matt has studied dance in various locations throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania as well as at the Broadway Dance Centre in New York City.