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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 in 2015. Matthew became a trainee the following year and then joined Orlando Ballet II the next year in 2017 under direction of Robert Hill.  While dancing at Orlando Ballet Matthew had the opportunity to dance in original works by artistic director Robert Hill such as “The Firebird”, “Romeo &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 dancing with San Diego Ballet were Basilio in the wedding pas de deux  from “Don Quixote”, Bottom in “Midsummers Night Dream” as well as many leading roles in original works by Javier Velasco. 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 and Adiarys Almeida, Iliana Lopez & Franklin Gamero 

 

This is Matthew’s first season with Columbia City Ballet