A graduate of London Contemporary Dance School, Matthew is a practicing artist currently based in the United Kingdom who has collaborated internationally in a variety of contexts as dancer, choreographer, facilitator, rehearsal director and artistic director. He is now Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales.

His choreographic work has moved extensively across the United Kingdom and internationally to venues and festivals in Europe and beyond. Built from the body, the work seeks to translate contradictions and complex emotions, through highly physical choreographic construction. Collaborating across forms, he is engaged in ongoing and emerging collaborative partnerships in the fields of sound, fashion, theatre and technology.

He has co-developed projects and experiences around the world in educational and non-educational contexts with students, artists and those with little to no experience of dance. With a passion for the potential of dance to enable us to see ourselves, each other and our world differently, he is an advocate for movement as a fundamental part of everyone’s lives.

For many years he was an integral part of Scottish Dance Theatre, performing work by a range of international choreographers, including Sharon Eyal, Damien Jalet, Hofesh Shechter, and Victor Quijada. In 2013 he was invited to become Rehearsal Director, supporting the dancers and guest artists in their creative process, and the company on multiple international tours.

He was Artistic Director of VERVE from 2016-2021, collaborating with world renowned and fresh choreographic voices, the company created distinct, engaging programmes of dance work for international touring. Reaching thousands of people each year, onstage, online and in outreach work, the company developed its reputation for bold commissioning and the quality of artistic training it offers emerging dance artists.

In 2021 he was appointed Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales and has been developing the interweaving possibilities of the company’s artistic and engagement programmes. Rooted in bold collaborations, the companies artistic work embraces the highly distinctive physical vocabularies of artists from near and far, forming unique programmes to inspire and excite audiences and participants across Wales, the United Kingdom and all over the world. With developing work for theatre, public space, festival, and immersive contexts the company is boldly stepping into its future, interrogating and developing the role of repertory companies now.