Matt comes to us from Phoenix, Arizona where he studied and trained at Ballet Arizona, The Dance Connection, and Arizona School for the Performing Arts, all nationally ranked. At an early age, he traveled and toured with the Los Angeles Classical Ballet to China, and later with West Coast Dance Explosion and Co Dance as a featured assistant. Matt has trained at many prestigious summer institutions including American Ballet Theater and Boston Ballet. After attending the University of Arizona on full scholarship, Matt joined Odyssey Dance Theater. During his five years with Odyssey, Matt performed principal roles while touring New York, California, and Europe. Along with that, he has enjoyed traveling regularly throughout U.S. cities as a contemporary teacher for L.A. Dance Magic. Some of Matt's most recent credits include featured dancer on MTV's American Mall, lead dancer in the Shawn Borrow music video "Army of Kings", and top 13 contestant on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance. Matt has also worked to assist SYTYCD choreographers Mia Micheals, Tyce Diorio, and Dee Caspary. Matt currently lives in New York were he has just finished a season with the renowned Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.