Matteo is a freelance performer, teacher and maker based in Cardiff, Wales. Over the last ten years Matteo has danced in companies in Europe including Introdans {NL} and National Dance Company Wales {UK}, performing in works by world famous choreographers such as Alexander Ekman, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, Roy Assaf, Mats Ek, Itzik Galili, Jiří Kylián, William Forshyte, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Christopher Bruce, Johan Inger, Caroline Finn and Stephen Shropshire, among others. He has also danced in the multi-disciplinary project Nierka. This work was created by Satore Studio in London, directed by Tupac Martir and choreographed by Fernando Hernando Magadan.

Matteo started to choreograph for the first time thanks to the platform Dansers Maken run by Introdans (NL) where he created ‘Just A Breath’ (2010), winning the second prize at the Certamen Internacional de Coreografìa Burgos-New York,  and ‘Left Behind’ in the following year (2011). He returned to making his own work via Alternative Routes, National Dance Company Wales’ annual choreographic platform, here he continued to develop his approaches to choreography, playing with different techniques and involving other art forms, his works are now being on tour in Wales and Italy as part of companies repertoire or festival commissions.
In 2017 Matteo was given a OneDanceUK award as part of their mentorship programme and recognised as a future leader in British Dance.
Photo: Nicole Guarino