Matthew Halpaus

Matthew began dancing at the age of three as a competition dancer and grew up in Rosemount MN. He danced at a variety of studios such as JAMM Dance co., Heartbeat, Dance Connection, Lundstrum Performing Arts, and Keane Sense of Rhythm. At the age of seven, he found himself at the Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota (CBA), which is when his main style of dance would become ballet. He would then go on to dance with CBA until he graduated high school where he simultaneously continued dancing at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. After graduation, Matthew would then join CBA’s professional company Ballet Minnesota in 2018. Some of the other companies Matthew has performed or worked with include Continental Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, and City Dance New York. A few of the notable teachers and Choreographers Matthew has the pleasure of working with are Michael Buoni, James Sewell, Kerry Parker, Nancy bielski, and Maxim Beloserkovsky. Additionally, Matthew has been acting from a very young age as well. He’s been in numerous commercials and short films, one full-length film, and a few theatrical productions.