ABOUT

Matthew was a grand finalist in BBC Young Dancer 2019 after winning the contemporary category final. He is currently dancing with Norrdans in Härnösand, Northern Sweden.

During UK lockdown Matthew worked on commissions from Manchester International Festival, Homotopia, Corn Exchange Newbury, AJ Dance Company and Abubilla Music.

Recent work includes performing as a guest artist on Kneehigh Theatre's Ubu tour, movement direction for The Kissing Rebellion (Oval House) choreography for The Sun Rose (LEAP Dance Festival, Resolution Festival and The Posh Club), associate choreography for BOYS at Southbank Centre for London International Mime Festival and A lady not called Margaret, Brenda or Margery (Queens Hall Digital).

Matthew’s most recent choreographic work based on the life and legacy of Alan Turing, Hockey (or watching the daises grow) was performed at The Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Latitude Festival and SICK Festival.

Matthew has 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.

Matthew teaches around the UK, including for The Lowry's Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, Watkins Dance Company, University of Central Lancashire, London Ballet School, London Boys Ballet School and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. In 2019 Matthew was on the judging panel for the One Dance UK Awards.

 

Outside of dance Matthew loves Spoken Word, hip-hop trio Young Fathers, noughties sitcom Gilmore Girls and milk chocolate digestive biscuits.

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Matthew

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