Matthew started his dance training at Judy Russell’s Enchaînement Dance Centre in Prince George, BC, where he studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, musical theatre, modern, acro, and lyrical jazz. After completing his training there, Matthew moved to San Francisco to further his dance studies at the San Francisco Ballet School, where he graduated in December 2012.
In January 2013, Matthew received his first contract from Ballet Victoria, quickly rising through the ranks and performing many lead roles in both classical and contemporary repertoire, including title roles in Romeo and Juliet, Amadeus, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Nutcracker, and main roles in excerpts from Don Quixote and Le Corsaire.
In April 2016, Matthew performed the role of Older Billy in the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Billy Elliot, an opportunity that combined his love of dance (ballet and tap) with singing and acting.
In July 2016, Matthew joined Les Grands Ballets as a Corps de Ballets member, and has danced roles in Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Minus One, and La Jeune Fille et La Mort, which the company toured to Paris.
As well as being actively involved in performing, Matthew has also taught many dance classes and workshops since graduating, in addition to choreographing many solos, duos, and group selections for competitions. In 2009, Matthew won the Choreography Award for the Prince George Dance Festival for his small modern group, The Moment I Said It.
Studios where he has taught summer dance intensives include The Dance Gallery in Kamloops, BC, the BV Conservatory of Ballet in Victoria, BC, and the Okanagan Summer Dance Intensive in Kelowna, BC. He has also taught multiple smaller workshops and master classes at a number of studios across the country.