Matt Stewart

Ballet, ContemporaryPreparatory Dance Program

Matt Stewart

Matt Stewart began his early dance training with Bonnie Mathis and Marcia Chapman in Minneapolis, M.N., and Larkin Dance Studio in Maplewood, M.N. He continued his dance education on full scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Midwest and Harid Conservatory. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Julliard School in New York City.

Upon graduation, Stewart joined the San Francisco Ballet, where he met his wife, Courtney Elizabeth. During his nine year career, Mr. Stewart had the privilege of working with some of the world’s most prestigious choreographers including: William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, Stanton Welch, Wade Robinson, Val Caniparoli and Danny Buraczeski.

Among his favorite roles were the Roper in Rodeo, the first sailor in Fancy Free, and creating an original role in Lar Lubovitch’s, Elemental Brubeck. Matt’s career took him all over the world including the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia and the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece. Mr. Stewart also performed in China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland and across the U.S. Stewart has appeared in two PBS Dance in America series: "The Little Mermaid" and "The Nutcracker."

Education

B.F.A.The Julliard School