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Matthew Armstrong

Director of Operations & Development

Matthew Armstrong is a choreographer, dancer and instructor based in the SanDiego/Tijuana region whose choreographic works have been performed throughout Mexico, USA, and Brazil. He currently is a company artist of the San Diego Dance Theater as well as Malashock Dance. This year Matthew was an invited guest artist for LITVAK dance. Matthew has been a member of Lux Boreal Dance Company since 2011 and with Lux Boreal has toured throughout Europe, North and South America. Since 2021, he co-founded and co-directs ConnectArte Multidisciplinary Space, a new studio and independent experimental forum serving the artistic community of Tijuana/San Diego. Since 2016, Matthew is a dance professor of Modern Dance Techniques in the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State
University. Matthew currently teaches Contemporary, Partnering, Contact Improvisation, Dance Making, and Ballet at the Center of Dance and Scenic Production of Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico.

 

In 2010 Matthew was invited to collaborate with choreographer Jaciel Neri and
Péndulo Cero Dance Company in the work bodiesarenotborders where Matthew
was distinguished as Best Male Dancer by the juries of the INBA/UAM Prize in its
2010-2011 edition, one of the most prestigious awards given in Contemporary
Dance of Mexico.

 

Matthew was born in Redding, California where his dance studies commenced at
age 13; taking classes in various genres including jazz, tap and musical theater. In
2006, he entered the University of California, San Diego where he studied
Contemporary and Ballroom dance under the tutelage of internationally renowned
choreographers Allyson Green, Terry Wilson, Eric Geiger, Yolande Snaith,
Patricia Rincon, and Peter Edwards; among others. Matthew trained in a plethora
of different dance techniques such as Cunningham, Contemporary, Contact
Improvisation, Ballroom, Ballet, and Jazz. He received a Bachelor of the Arts in
Dance along with the highly coveted Leandra Smith Memorial Dance Scholarship;
with which he was recognized as the dancer with the greatest potential of any in his
cohort.

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