Die Tanzschule der

Matthew Powell‏ // Ballett

Lebenslauf // CV
Matthew Powell is a freelance ballet choreographer and teacher, and is additionally working as a Professor of Dance at Point Park University. He received his training at the School of American Ballet, and danced professionally with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, San Francisco Opera, the international tour of 'West Side Story,' and more. As a choreographer, Matthew was awarded a fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, and received a choreographic award at Regional Dance America. He has created works for Kansas City Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Point Park University, Broadway Dance Center, the art exhibit ‘Capturing Nureyev,’ and worked as on-set choreographer for BLOCH dancewear. Matthew’s Ballet Master credits include Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Slovak National Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet and the Golden Globe nominated television show ‘Flesh and Bone.’ His teaching credits include The Juilliard School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Rock School for Dance Education, Ballet Hispanico, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Ballet Tech, Kansas City Ballet School, Trey McIntyre Project, Matthew Bourne, Karole Armitage, 'Billy Elliot' on Broadway, Universities of Iowa and Alabama, and more. Additionally, Matthew has worked extensively as Assistant Director for opera productions in the USA. www.matthewpowell.org Instagram: @matchoopowell


Klassenbeschrieb // class description 

Matthew is the proud director and teacher of ‘Find Your Fifth,’ a new classical ballet instructional video, which provides students and teachers with the experience of a ballet class in New York City filmed in cinematic scope. Available for download worldwide at www.findyourfifth.com www.matthewpowell.org
Matthew's classes stress proper placement to reduce injuries and work to develop the speed, flexibility, musicality, and strength necessary to execute the choreography of today. This combined with a nurturing, organic approach creates an atmosphere where both professional and recreational dancers can excel.


Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSfRbyRpb_I