Director & Faculty

Matt Williams

Jazz-Broadway Instructor

Matt Williams choreographed Will Ferrell’s Broadway debut, You’re Welcome America, directed by Adam McKay (Tony Nomination, Best Theatrical Event), and made his Off Broadway debut as choreographer with Paul Scott Goodman’s Rooms, directed by Scott Schwartz. Matt also served as Assistant Director to Casey Nicholaw on the 2010 Broadway production, All About Me, starring Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna. Matt created the choreography for the world premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, for New York City Opera. Matt was the ‘Big Piano Choreographer’ at the FAO Schwarz Toy Store in New York City where he reinvented the world famous ‘piano dance’ scene from the hit film Big. He is also the resident choreographer for the East Coast tour of the internationally acclaimed youth circus, Circus Smirkus. In 2012, he was the Assistant Director for the Big Apple Circus production of Legendarium. In the Fall of 2014, he choreographed The Wizard of Oz at Surflight Theater and Midsummer Night’s Dream at St. Louis Repertory Theater. Matt has a BFA in choreography from UC Irvine and an MFA in directing from Brooklyn College.