South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Organization Celebrates 60 Years!

Matthew Frezzell

Matthew began his ballet training in Norfolk, Virginia at Ballet Virginia International under the direction of Janina Bove and Suzanne Lownsbury Long.

In 2014, after attending the summer intensive program at Orlando Ballet, he joined the Orlando Ballet School Academy under the direction of Deirdre Miles Burger. Matthew became a trainee the following year and then joined Orlando Ballet II the next year in 2017 under the direction of Robert Hill. While dancing at Orlando Ballet, Matthew had the opportunity to dance in The Firebird, Romeo and Juliet, Piano Concerto No.2, Swan Lake and many more.

From 2018-2020, Mathew was a company dancer with San Diego Ballet directed by Javier Velasco. Some of Matthew’s highlights were as “Basilio” in the “Wedding Pas de Deux” from Don Quixote, “Bottom” in A Midsummer’s Night Dream as well as many leading roles in Javier Velasco’s original works.

Matthew has also worked with various notable choreographers, ballet mistresses and directors such as Susan Jones, Val Caniparoli, and Michael Pink. He has worked with various notable teachers and dancers such as Olivier Munoz, Julio Bocca, Kim Marsh, Yan Chen, Joseph Gatti, Adiarys Almeida, Iliana Lopez and Franklin Gamero. This is Matthew’s first season with Columbia City Ballet.