Matthew Lopez

Undergraduate Discipline

Dance

BA, University of Central Florida. Studying theatre at Northeastern University. Dancer at Walt Disney World. Background dancer for Hillary Duff in the Christmas Day Parade televised on ABC, Sean Kingston and Wyclef Jean on PBS, Demi Lovato on Good Morning America. Mascot for the New England Patriots and currently a choreographer for the New England Patriots cheerleaders. Featured on Live with Regis and Kelly. Audition facilitator for a Nicki Minaj performance and lead dancer in Times Square for the debut of her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Choreographed for Madison Square Garden and New York Knicks pre-game show; choreographed for R&B/Pop artist, Sid Haywoode, whose song, "No Excuses," was #6 on Europe’s dance-hit chart. Serves on the committee for the Bessie Dance Awards. Teaches across the United States and abroad in the Philippines, Japan, Colombia, Israel, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Selected as one of the Top 12 Dance Convention Teachers in the USA by Dance Informa Magazine. Currently teaching hip hop/street jazz at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Hispanico, New York Theatre Ballet, and the New York Film Academy. SLC, 2017–

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Dance

Hip-Hop

Component—Fall

This class is an open-level class in hip-hop dance. Depending on the instructor, it may include elements of breaking, popping, locking, etc. Class will begin with a warm up, leading to a high-energy combination. While this class is intended for students with some previous dance experience, no prior experience in hip-hop or street dance is required.

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