Matthew Keefe has served the dance field for over 20 years as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, administrator, production & stage manager, non-profit consultant, board member, and artistic director.  He holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and a non-profit management certificate from Rutgers University. 


As a dancer, Matthew has danced with James Sewell Ballet, Louisville Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, Charleston Ballet Theatre, has appeared as a guest artist for dozens of performances across the US and abroad including productions with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera, and MN Orchestra’s 2015 production of Carousel.  He has choreographed over 50 ballets for professional and student ensembles.  Matthew served on the board of Dance/USA for six years, chairing the Trustee Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee.  He recently served as the Artistic and School Director of the Rockford Dance Company where he led an increase in enrollment and reduction of deficit while creating several innovative productions with the performing company.  Matthew and his wife Brittany have recently returned to the Twin Cities to raise their daughter, Olive.

Matthew Keefe


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