#fundfreelancedance is pleased to announce its newest #team member and first announced #freelance#pianistMatthew Gregory @mattjgreg1711 – support #artists in this initiative like Matthew via the Link in Bio or visiting www.fundfreelancedance.com
Matthew is from #Widnes in #Cheshire, and began training in theatre at The Elliott-Clarke School in #Liverpool, and then at @birdcollegeuk#Kent, graduating with a BA(Hons) degree in #Dance and #Theatre#Performance.
After graduating, Matthew began working in the theatre, and has performed in musicals Funny Girl, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, as well as pantomime, and has appeared as a dancer in #film and #TVfor the past 13 years.
Alongside his performing career, Matthew has worked extensively as a #ballet pianist, #audition pianist and rehearsal pianist in London and abroad. Companies include, @englishnationalballet@bhamroyalballet@originalballetblack@balletireland@rambertdance@mbnewadventures@northernballet@studiowaynemcgregor@dv8phystheatre@michaelclarkco@newenglishballettheatre@enbschool@royalballetschool@csbschool@ldnstudiocentre@artsedlondon@theurdang London School of Contemporary Dance, Bird College, @thelsmt@pineappledancestudios@danceworkslondon Young Dancers Academy, and @phantomopera#london.
Matthew also broadcasts his own podcast with friends and esteemed colleagues, @chrishobson86 , @akikohobson and former Birmingham Royal Ballet Principal, David Yow. The podcast is called @balletpianopodcastand it is a detailed look into the world of dance accompaniment. Listened to in eighty-four countries and growing, it features professionals from the world of ballet as special guests, making it insightful and informative. You can listen at www.balletpianopodcast.com.