Matt Byatt

Emerging Artist

Matt describes himself as a disabled Performer who has hidden disabilities, who has been interested in the performing arts from a young age. He studied Performing Arts at SOT College, gaining a BTEC National Diploma, then at Stafford College gaining a HND in Performing Arts and Theatre. Matt has danced with and is still member of FRONTLINEdance’s Breakthrou’dance, which he joined in 2004 at the age of 19. Over the years he has been involved as a community performer in the companies professional productions including ‘IGNITE’, and ‘A game of Two Arfs’ Matt has enjoyed developing his dance and choreography skills in the Breakthrou’ aDvANCE group, focusing particularly on his own dance technique and workshop leading. Matt has been a valuable, significant and important volunteer in our community participation classes for disabled children and adults for a number of years.

Matt’s latest role with FRONTLINEdance is as an emerging dance artist – part of a new commission received from Dance Hub Birmingham. He sees this as an opportunity to observe how others work, gain from working with professional dancers, and time to focus on his own ideas and methods.

When Matt isn’t dancing, he co-presents on a radio show ‘Embrace Radio’, volunteers at Masque Theatre Company, and also works as a simulated patient at University Hospital of North Midlands, with Keele University

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