4dancers is about to launch a new feature on the site–“Post Curtain Chat”, with Matthew Powell. Matthew has signed on to provide us with an untailored glimpse into the everyday lives of the dancers, teachers, directors, and choreographers who comprise the dance community of today. From hobbies, to food, to love life, to nightlife, see how these incredible talents like to spend their time once the curtain has closed.
Joshua Grant of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo will be the first person to share some thoughts with us here. Be sure and look for this great new feature on Friday, August 13th.
In case you missed his interview on 4dancers, here’s a little bit about our new contributor:
As a teacher, Matthew was a faculty member with the Kansas City Ballet School, and has taught classes at institutions such as the Universities of Iowa and Alabama, The Rock School, Marymount Manhattan, and Ballet Academy East. He has taught company class for Kansas City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre while on tour. Additionally, Matthew served as the company ballet teacher for the West Side Story International Tour.
Matthew’s choreography received a fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute in 2006. He has choreographed for Kansas City Ballet and worked as Assistant Director to Dorothy Danner for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Pirates of Penzance. Most recently, Matthew has been working with Morphoses as Ballet Master, teaching at Broadway Dance Center, and freelancing as a teacher and choreographer. http://www.matthewpowell.net/Site/Home.html