original dance-theater productions for young audiences

Expectation Station  (2017)

Jungle Book (2017)

Excerpts from the April 2017 production produced by Children's Dance Theater directed and choreographed by Matthew Keefe. All rights reserved.

The Mermaid (2016)

Excerpts from the March 2016 production presented by Children's Dance Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Keefe. All rights reserved.

Wolf Tales (2013, 2016)

Concept, Choreography and Direction - Matthew Keefe Script and Narration - Steven F. Vrtol III Premiered by Rockford Dance Company January 26, 2013


Premiered January 18, 2014 by Rockford Dance Company. Concept by Matthew Keefe and Steven F. Vrtol III. Direction and Choreography by Matthew Keefe. Script and Narration by Steven F. Vrtol III.


Premiered April 13, 2013 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center by Rockford Dance Company in collaboration with the Music Academy of Rockford youth orchestra, conducted by Rachel Handlin. Featuring special guests Judge Rosemary Collins and Paul Logli. Choreography by Matthew Keefe, all rights reserved.

GRUMPY BIRD (2011)  --Note: this is a rough cut of the original performance

A lecture demonstation created for K-3 Outreach programming at American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School. Based on the book of the same name by Jeremy Tankard (used with permission).