Matt’s practice is grounded in over a decade spent working intensively with the moving body.

He is a conservatoire graduate of both the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Circomedia Academy of Physical Performance, and is an experienced professional dancer, acrobat and physical theatre specialist – weaving threads between acrobatics, martial arts and contemporary dance.

Matt’s fusion of playful performance and physicality has seen him tour nationally and internationally. Dance, circus and theatre work has included time with Sally Cookson (National Theatre), Olivier-Award winning choreographer Javier de Frutos, Jo Fong, Lisa May Thomas, Ellen Havard, Jean-Paul Zaccarini, and Bim Mason. He is also a graduate of the University of Durham with a degree in Philosophy (1st Class Hons) focusing on the body-mind connection.

An ongoing primary collaboration is his dance-acrobatics research with Tom Weksler.

Matt runs regular workshops internationally through his company www.bodyroots.org working with dancers and movers to help people move in new ways and feel more alive in body and mind.

He dances, teaches and lives in Wales with his partner.

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