BA, Dance, University of California San Diego
Matthew Armstrong is a choreographer, dancer and instructor of Lux Boreal Dance Company of Tijuana, Mexico since 2011. His choreographic works have been performed throughout Mexico, USA, and Brazil and with the company has toured throughout Europe, North and South America. Since 2016, he currently dance professor for 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 Pendulo 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, 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.