Matthew Tseng is in Love with dancing, choreographing, and teaching. Mixing academics with artistry, Matthew believes that dance is an art that is meant to be felt, lived, and also studied. Matthew brings his Love for Life, Learning, and Dance to his work, creating an exciting, informative, and invigorating studio environment. Matthew believes that dance is a mixture of Athleticism, Emotion, and Movement. Matthew also teaches compassion and appreciation within the dance studio, thus helping dancers realize their self-worth and accomplishment with every class.
Matthew has choreographed for the hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance- Poland,” and has choreographed around the world. Matthew has his own class at both EDGE Performing Arts Center, and at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in Los Angeles, and has also taught for conventions such as LA Dance Magic, Triple Threat Dance Convention, Dance Olympus, and NTG. Matthew has also taught in numerous countries around the world, including Poland, Mexico, Denmark, and Sweden.
As a dancer, Matthew trained technically under the legendary Paula Morgan. Under Ms. Morgan’s direction, Matthew built an intensely technical ballet base, upon which he now elaborates upon with his own athletic and immensely physical style. Matthew assisted Ms. Paula Morgan, and traveled the world as her assistant. Matthew also had the privilege of working with the amazing Sonya Tayeh, and dancing in her company “Tayeh Dance” for a number of years. In addition, Matthew is also a certified attorney within the state of California.
Matthew appeared in the national iPod campaign (“Shut up and let me go” by the Ting Tings), on Carson Kressley’s television show “How To Look Good Naked”, in music videos for artists including Melody Gardot and Namie Amuro, in an international Vidal Sassoon campaign, and has shared the stage with recording artists such as Lea Salonga, Jasmine Trias, and Vina Morales. In addition, Matthew appeared in the pilot episode of “Cartera”, performed a solo choreographed by Sonya Tayeh in the EDGE Performing Arts Center Annual Showcase, is a member of Erica Sobol’s CollidE Dance Company, has performed for Matt Cady (of Fanny Pak) on many occasions, has worked with the world renowned director Jon Chu on his new project “The LXD”, and has performed in numerous live stage shows around the world. Matthew is also an original member of the Sonya Tayeh’s Company “Tayeh Dance.