Matthew's passion for dance began at his family's dance studio - The Queensboro Institute of Music and Dance. Usually "the only 'boy' in class", Matthew's practice began under the instruction from his aunt. His early studies include formal styles of dance from classic ballet to tap. After relocating to North Texas, Matthew was soon accepted to the Velocity Dance Company at Tarrant County College. As Matthew made his way to his Fine Arts Degree, he would not only dance by day but exposed his training to the club dance scene at night; creating a way to absorb other dance influences and simultaneously pay for his schooling. Currently, Matthew's focus directs out to a more informal fluid, freestyle form of dance.