Virginia Beach, VA
1st Year With Orlando Ballet II
Matthew began his ballet training in Norfolk, Virginia at Ballet Virginia International under the direction of Janina Bove and Suzanne Lownsbury Long. In 2014,Matthew was one of 13 dancers in the state of Virginia specially selected to attend Virginia’s Governor’s school for the Arts Summer program.After attending the summer intensive program at Orlando Ballet joined the Orlando Ballet School Academy in 2015. Matthew became a trainee the following year, this is his first year with Orlando Ballet II. While dancing at Orlando Ballet Matthew has had the opportunity to dance in original works by artistic director Robert Hill such as “The Firebird” as well as by Artist in residence Arcadian Broad including “Arcadian Broad’s Beauty & the Beast” and “Seasons of Movement: Summer”. Matthew is also extremely grateful to his first Ballet teacher Pamela Washburn who set the ground base for his love for ballet.