Summer Intensive - Matthew Gasper
To round out our Summer Dance Intensive Faculty is the Artistic Director of the FMBallet, Matthew Gasper. With a wide range of training and performance experience from professional ballet dancer to Broadway and film, Matt Gasper is a well rounded master instructor to help your dancers reach their goals. We are lucky to have Matt in this community training dancers all season long and he is a major part of our companies success. Don't miss training with all our elite faculty this summer at biggest intensive yet! Amazing dance training right in your backyard.
In person auditions are Saturday, April 8 and video submissions are due May 1. Visit fmballet.org/summer for information and to register.
Matt Gasper lives in Moorhead, MN and is currently a master instructor and owner of Gasper's School of Dance (Fargo, ND), Artistic Director of the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet (a non-profit professional ballet company in Fargo, ND) and adjunct professor and head of the theatre dance program at North Dakota State University (NDSU). His contributions to the dance community and the art form throughout his thirty plus year career include 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 to his vita, 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 Richard.
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.
Thank you to the dancers for always inspiring me.