Teaching and Workshops
As well as performing Matthew works professionally as a Choreographer in the industry. In 2014 Matthew choreographed the West End Premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together starring David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen at the St. James Theatre. Critically well received, the show gained a 5 star review from The Times.
Matthew has also choreographed the musicals Fame! and A Chorus Line at The Bob Hope Theatre for Glenlyn Academy. He has worked as Director for Janie Dee's solo cabaret and for Michelle Paynes play The Robbing Class. Matthew was the Assistant Childrens Director on Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in London's West End. Matthew rehearsed and maintained the performances of the child actors in the production for 2 years.
Matthew is co-founder and Principal of Vibe Arts which provides Saturday Musical Theatre training as well as a number of extra-curricular Performing Arts sessions and choreography contracts in schools.
Matthew has worked as a professional mentor for the Council for Dance Education and Training, mentoring students in Higher Dance and Drama education as they enter the industry. He is First Aid Trained.
He has been teaching Musical Theatre for many years and held Head of Dance positions at various schools including Masquerade Theatre Arts and Stagecoach academies. He has also worked within various vocational colleges including Arts Educational Schools London, The Brit School of Performing Arts, Emil Dale Studios, London Studio Centre and Pineapple Dance Studios.
"Matthew came in to teach a Matilda workshop with the children at Make Believe Bromley (ages 6-14). He was extremely professional and all of the children stayed alert and engaged at all times. He had a lot of enthusiasm and we would love to have him back to teach something else in the future."
Kim Thursfield, Principal, Make Believe Bromley
“An amazing West End workshop led by Matthew. He taught with such professionalism, enthusiasm and a great eye for attention to detail. His teaching style was inspiring and he gave passionate, helpful and encouraging words of advice to my budding performing arts students. A brilliant workshop and I would book him again in a second - highly recommended”
Carly Woodhouse, Musical Theatre Course Leader, Newcastle College
Book A Workshop
Matthew runs a number of workshops in Musical Theatre and can base these on the shows he has performed in or around the schools requests at that time. Complete the form below for more information.