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 performed with Cleveland San Jose Ballet Company in principal roles for productions of Nutcracker, Rodeo, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and Blue Suede Shoes.
Matt then 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, Fiddler on the Roof to his vita, along with television and film productions Center Stage, The Drew Carey Show, Picture This, and Blue Suede Shoes.
Currently Matt is a master instructor with Gasper’s School of Dance and Performing Arts, North Dakota State University, and Gasper's Academy. An ABT-Certified Instructor, Matt has taught around the United States as a guest instructor.
Inspired by the dancers he choreographs and directs, Matt works to propel Fargo-Moorhead Ballet to national recognition as its artistic director. Matt also holds a degree in exercise science and is a certified personal trainer.
Thank you to the dancers for always inspiring me.