Matt-StewartMatt Stewart received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Juilliard School in New York City, N.Y. Upon graduating, Stewart joined San Francisco Ballet, where he met his wife Courtney Elizabeth. During his nine year career, Matt had the privilege of working with some of the world’s most prestigious choreographers including: William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, Stanton Welch, Wade Robson, Val Caniparoli, and Danny Buraczeski. Among his favorite roles were the Roper from Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo, the first sailor in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, and creating an original role in Lar Lubovitch’s Elemental Brubeck. Matt’s career took him all over the world including the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia and the oldest theater in the world, the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece. Mr. Stewart also performed in China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland and across the U.S. Matt has appeared in two PBS Dance in America series: The Little Mermaid and The Nutcracker.

Matt began his early dance training with Bonnie Mathis and Marcia Chapman in Minneapolis, MN and Larkin Dance Studio in Maplewood, MN. He continued his dance education on full scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Midwest, and Harid Conservatory. Along with teaching dance, he is also an instructor in voice, piano, and guitar. He brings with him more than a decade of experience in acoustic guitar and piano, as well as over 20 years of experience in voice and drama. He studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music’s renowned extension school and released an Acoustic/Pop/Rock album of original music titled Halfway Home on iTunes under the artist name Finder’s Field.

Matt is thrilled to be joining the ED&T family. He has a heart for working with students and a passion for pouring into the next generation of performing artists. When he’s not at work, you will find Matt eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, hanging out with his wife Courtney and their cat Mikey, and leading worship at Reynolda Church’s main campus and student ministries.