Matthew (he/him/his) is thrilled to be joining the faculty of Milne Studios. Matthew is a sought-out educator who’s currently on faculty at York University, Randolph College for the Performing Arts, University of Toronto Hart House, and the Moving Voice Institute (Associate). Creator of @bodypresenceworkshop, Matthew passionately integrates holistic practices with artistic processes in a movement-based pedagogy refining the interplay between internal sensations with external gestures. Simply, how can an actor feel their words while moving through text with authentic impulse, breath, and connection to the present moment. Matthew is the executive board chair of lbs/sq” performance, a 200-hr. certified yogi, and holds an M.F.A. in Performance with an emphasis on Teaching (voice) from York University. As a performer, his body of work spans from Broadway (Tony nominated JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Dance Captain), Off-Broadway (ZORBA, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS), The Stratford Festival (CAMELOT, JCS), National Tours (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Transcendence Theatre Company (Zach, A CHORUS LINE – B’way World SF nomination), Theatre Rusticle (Flute/Thisbe, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Dora nomination), and many regional theaters across Canada & the US. Selected Director/Choreographer credits: BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS (Transcendence Theatre Company, Sonoma CA), 4TH OF JULY SYMPHONY CELEBRATION (Green Music Center, Santa Rosa CA), SOUL KITCHEN (Joe’s Pub NYC, Choreographer), PROM QUEEN (The Grand, Associate), and CHELSEA SUNRISE (Theatre Sheridan, Assistant). Matthew’s classes are dynamic and engaging and as an educator, his call to action is to draw out the authentic presence of each individual he works with. In the spirit of collaboration, let’s honour the present moment only to inspire and move into future potential.