Miller South Alumnus Makes it Big in Dallas

Matthew Roberts Part of Bruce Wood Dance in Dallas, Texas
Matthew Roberts, an alumnus from Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and the University of Akron's Dance Institute. recently joined Bruce Wood Dance, a studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. After leaving Miller South Roberts attended Ellet High School and studied at  Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, graduating with a BFA in Dance, with a concentration in Choreography, in 2013. There he performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle, Jessica Lang, and Shen Wei. He has danced with Lustig Dance Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, Awakening Movement, Molissa Fenley, Tami Stronach Dance, and Neos Dance Theatre. He also performed in the Canton Ballet in the lead role of Peter and the Wolf, and studied for a summer at Juilliard when he was in the 9th grade. He enjoys teaching ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop, but his love for storytelling, choreography, and sharing the human experience are what drive him to one day have his own company. He has presented works in New York and Ohio. He is the son of Miller South, school counselor, Vanessa Roberts.
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