Matt Gasper is choreographer and artistic director of the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet. His contributions to the dance community and the art form throughout his almost thirty-year career include roles as principle dancer, master instructor, choreographer, artistic director.
Matt lives in Moorhead, MN and in addition to his role as Artistic Director of the FMBallet he is the owner and director for Gasper's School of Dance (Fargo, ND), and adjunct professor and head of the theatre dance program at North Dakota State University for the past 16+ years.
His contributions to the dance community and the art form throughout his thirty plus year career includes roles as principal dancer, master instructor, choreographer, dance adjudicator and artistic director.
Matt was a company member and performed with Cleveland San Jose Ballet Company in principal roles for productions of Nutcracker, Rodeo, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and Blue Suede Shoes.
After his time with the ballet company, Matt moved to New York City where he studied dance and pursued musical theatre, adding productions like Appleamondo's Dreams, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and Fiddler on the Roof. Along with television and film productions Center Stage, The Drew Carey Show, Picture This and Blue Suede Shoes. A few of the master instructors Matt has studied under include David Howard, Erick Hawkins, Luigi, Dennis Nahat, and Bob Richards.
An ABT-Certified Instructor, Matt has taught as a guest master instructor around the United States. His choreography work has been performed regionally and nationally at Regional Dance America (RDA), dance festivals, as well as dance competitions.