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Matthew Steffens is an international director and choreographer who has taught Musical Theater, Jazz, and Contemporary across the country as well as from Mexico to China. He currently serves as the Associate Choreographer on the Broadway bound The Outsiders. Matthew has worked in the Broadway community for over a decade and has danced, fought, and flown in 17 operas at The Metropolitan Opera, and can be currently seen dancing in La Traviata....read more
Matt’s class encourages the students to explore storytelling through musicality and performance in a supportive environment. Class begins with stylized jazz/ballet based warmup. Several across-the-floor exercises continue to incorporate technique, syncopation and coordination. Each week, new choreography will be taught that explores the various styles of musical theater, finding a balance between the rich history (Jack Cole, Fosse, Robbins, Bennett, Gower Champion) and the ever changing contemporary landscape (Funk, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Street Jazz). Students will be challenged to use their own point of view and individuality to tell a story while connecting with an audience…ALL THE WHILE having FUN!