Date of Birth: 16/01/1982
Current city: London
Country: United Kingdom
Matt choreographs for Film, TV & Theatre. Recent credits include: All Stars 3D (Vertigo Films), Strictly Come Dancing (BBC), 42nd Street Gala (London Palladium), Darling Of The Day (Union Theatre), Legally Blonde (Arts Ed), â€˜So You Think You Can Danceâ€™ USA Season 8 Finale (FOX), Letâ€™s Dance for Comic Relief (Series 3 Winner, BBC1).
He has appeared in 10 West End Shows including: Dance Captain in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych), Guys And Dolls (Piccadilly), On The Town (London Coliseum), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury), Contact (Queens) and spent time traveling the world with Matthew Bourneâ€™s Nutcracker & Highland Fling (USA, Asia, Australia).
In recent years he has primarily worked in TV & Film. Credits include: Beyond The Sea (Dir. Kevin Spacey, Lions Gate Films). â€˜So You Think You Can Danceâ€™ Winner Season 2 (BBC1), BBC Proms, Broadway Gala (Royal Albert Hall), Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Tap Jam (Shanghai).
Also, Matt works as a Presenter. Recent credits include: Olympic Menâ€™s Football & Rhythmic Gymnastics, Wembley (Both for London 2012) & Main Stage Host at â€˜Move It!â€™ 2013 (London Olympia).
He has spent the last 10 years teaching at most of Londonâ€™s top Performing Arts Collegeâ€™s including Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre and Arts Educational as well as traveling to different schools across the UK.
Matt is also the Creative Director of Happy Feet Productions and is the Co-Creator of â€˜Can You Dance?â€™ A nationwide competition aimed at discovering the UKâ€™s best dance talent.
- Winner of â€˜So You Think You Can Danceâ€™ Series 2 (UK)
- Winner of â€˜Letâ€™s Dance For Comic Reliefâ€™ (BBC, 2011)
- Recipient of a â€˜Carl Alan Awardâ€™ (2012)
First thing that comes to mind when you say “CAPEZIO”
â€˜Leotardâ€™ – when I was younger my dance teacher made me wear a Capezio Leotard! Even though it wasnâ€™t the most ideal first costume for a male, it felt good!!
Favourite “CAPEZIO” item
K360 Taps – without a doubt.
Advice to other dancers…
Always remember that â€˜Hard work beats talent, when talent doesnâ€™t work hardâ€™.. Never stop wanting to learn & experience new styles.
Unusual fact/love/habit/goal/ability that other people might not know about…
I have webbed toes 🙂