Matthew was a grand finalist in BBC Young Dancer 2019 after winning the contemporary category final. His current projects include movement direction for The Kissing Rebellion (Oval House) and choreography for The Sun Rose (LEAP Dance Festival) and A lady not called Margaret, Brenda or Margery (Queens Hall Digital). Matthew has just finished performing in Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet (Sadler’s Wells), with Phoenix Dance Theatre and assisting Artistic Director Kane Husbands on The Pappy Show Physical Theatre’s past three works CARE, GIRLS and BOYS.
Matthew’s most recent choreographic work based on the life and legacy of Alan Turing, Hockey (or watching the daises grow) has been performed at The Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Latitude Festival and SICK Festival.
Matthew is also interested in choreography and has recently created two short dance films: 05/12/18 and all the clothes we left in the closet, the first made the official selection for Seyr Festival (screendance festival in Iran) Flock Festival (Leeds) and Lift-Off Sessions (Pinewood Studios) the latter was screened at Super! International Film Festival (Romania), Little Islands Festival (Greece), Filmed Up (HOME Manchester), Queer Cinema Club (The Yard Theatre) and won best film at TW1 Film Festival.
Outside of dance Matthew loves Spoken Word, hip-hop trio Young Fathers, noughties sitcom Gilmore Girls and milk chocolate digestive biscuits.