Choreography

For over 20 years, Matthew has been practicing the craft of choreography.  His extensive repertoire includes works for professional dance companies, university dance programs, student dance ensembles of varying ages and abilities and groups that had never danced before.  He has created choreography for the concert stage, commercials, fashion shows, industrial productions and musical theater. He takes pride in crafting dances to best fit the abilities of the dancers involved and unique situation each opportunity provides, utilizing his production and creative experience to make a smooth transition to the stage.

Please follow the links below for work samples

Other video samples provided upon request

REPERTOIRE - most recent creations listed first

Expectation Station
DanceCo
October 17-22, 2017 - Avalon Theater - Minneapolis, MN

Jungle Book
Children's Dance Theater
April  27, 2017 - Rochester Civic Theater - Rochester, MN

Oboe Variations
Ashley Ballet Arts Academy BAYE Concert
April 7, 2017 - Tek Box Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Wolf Tales
DanceCo, Rockford Dance Company
January, 26 2013 - Kresge Theater - Rockford, IL
Restaged August 2016 by DanceCo for MN Fringe Festival

Doll, or Ball? 
DanceCo
March 19, 2016 - Tek Box - Minneapolis, MN

The Mermaid
Children's Dance Theater
March 11, 2016 - Mayo Civic Center - Rochester, MN

Four Dances for Bergstrom Corporation's 65th Anniversary Blue Sapphire Celebration
Rockford Dance Company with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra
June 27, 2014 -  BMO Harris Arena - Rockford, IL

Interwoven
Rockford Dance Company
April 5, 2014 - Coronado Performing Arts Center - Rockford, IL

Which Witch is Which?
Rockford Dance Company
January 18, 2014 - Kresge Theater - Rockford, IL

Rite of Spring  (Choreography in collaboration w Prince Alonzo Russell and Fatally Unique Dance Team)    
Rockford Dance Company
April 13, 2013 - Coronado Performing Arts Center - Rockford, IL

Carnival of the Animals
Rockford Dance Company
April 13, 2013 - Coronado Performing Arts Center - Rockford, IL

Appalachian Spring                
Rockford Dance Company with the Mendhellsson Chamber Orchestra
March 15, 2013 - Court Street Methodist Church - Rockford, IL

The Nutcracker (restaged in 2013) 
Rockford Dance Company with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra
December 1, 2012 - Coronado Performing Arts Center - Rockford, IL

Weather with You                
Rockford Dance Company
September 21, 2012 - Kresge Theater, Rockford, IL

Cinderella                   
Rockford Dance Company
March 24, 2012 - Coronado Performing Arts Center - Rockford, IL

Fantasy for Violin, Piano and Ballet      
American Repertory Ballet
October 22, 2011 - Raritan Valley Community College - N Branch, NJ

Urban Nocturne            
Choreography on the Edge
August 26, 2011 - Briarcliff Theater - Woodstock, NY

Grumpy Bird               
American Repertory Ballet
May 4, 2011 - New Brunswick, NJ Public Schools                                    

Asleep                            
Rutgers University Dance Dept.
December 5, 2008 - State Theater - New Brunswick, NJ

The Day After OK                
Come Unity Dance Benefit
May 16, 2008 - Stuart School Theater - Princeton, NJ

Seriously,                           
Allegro Dance Academy
March 2008 - Houston, TX            

Blue River               
Ballet Quad Cities
April 21, 2007 - Adler Theater, Davenport, IA

Danse Concertantes            
Ballet Quad Cities
March 2, 2007 - Adler Theater, Davenport, IA

Ballet Rocks (in collaboration with Dan Stark)
Ballet Quad Cities
October 5, 2006 - Capitol Theater, Davenport, IA

Ebb and Flow                
Studio 2A Project
June 2. 2006 - Minneapolis, MN

The Nutcracker               
Black Hills Dance Theater
November 26, 2005 - Rushmore Center, Rapid City, SD

Luna
Minnetonka Dance Theater
May 20, 2006 - Mid States Regional Ballet Festival

Cut and Paste
Three (+2) to Get Ready  

Studio 2A Project
May 13, 2005 - Minneapolis, MN

Choisir 
Fate Weighs In 
Windows  

Studio 2A Project
May 4, 2004 - Minneapolis, MN

Facet  (Selected for 2003 Ballet Builders Showcase in NYC)
Burklyn Ballet Theater
August 3, 2002 - Johnson, VT

Coalescence 
Mach 9

Burklyn Ballet Theater
July 2002 - Johnson, VT                        

Like Clockwork 
Minnetonka Dance Theater
May 25, 2002 - Mid States Ballet Festival

Exercise in C  
We Struggle, Together

Burklyn Ballet Theater
July 2001 - Johnson, VT

Left Here & Now, Right There & Then    
the move
July 2001 - Pittsburgh, PA

Playing with Time      
The Ballet Academy of Cedar Rapids
October 2000 - Cedar Rapids, IA

puzzling                    
the move
June 29, 2000 - Chosky Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

Variation on an Etude
March 2000 - Canton Ballet Choreographic Showcase

Ties That Bind - an elegy for Alan Rodriguez
May 1999 - University of Iowa Thesis Concert       

Offbeat
Hands to Work 

Burklyn Ballet Theater
July 1998 - Johnson, VT

Spiral Into Time        
Louisville Ballet Choreographic Showcase
December 7, 1996 - Louisville, KY

The Power of Seven         
Kentucky Children’s Dance Ensemble
February 28, 1997 - Louisville, KY

Cooking Session            
Louisville Ballet Civic Company
May 1995 - Louisville, KY

Three Parts of Me    
Dawn to Dusk    
               
National Performance Choreography Project
July 1996 - Iowa City, IA

Old Man Song
Rise Up Singing

University of Louisville Dance Academy
May 1996 - Louisville, KY

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra   
Louisville Ballet
September 1995 - Louisville, KY

Yin 
Club Havana
Mail   
Tear of the Sun 

Burklyn Ballet Theater
July 1995 - Johnson, VT

Hoop Dances  (Commissioned by the University of Kentucky Basketball Museum)
Louisville Ballet
June 1995 - Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

All I Ask (Commissioned by the Voices of Kentuckiana)
Louisville Ballet
April 1995 - Louisville, KY

Spin                        
Burklyn Ballet Theater
August 1994 - Johnson, VT

Socks
Burklyn Ballet Theater
August 1993 - Johnson, VT