Our Director


Matthew Parello, DirectorLeap to your dreams!

 

Founder and Director, Matt attended Dean College and Long Island University as a dance major.  He started dancing at the age of six and never stopped.  Matt studied at the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers in Worcester from 1996 – 2003.  There he studied ballet under the direction of Clyde Nantais, who is also Executive Director of Boston Dance Company (BDC).  Matt joined BDC in 1999.  As a Company member of BDC, he has performed in their annual production of “The Nutcracker” as the Nutcracker and other roles.  In 2004, Matt won the title National Mister Headliner.  Soon after, he moved to New York to attend L.I.U.  While in NY, he studied with Alvin Aily and New York City Ballet.  After returning from NY, he continued to perform with BDC.  He then decided to start his own company, Dance Company Worcester (DCW). Matt was a dancer/entertainer at Six Flags New England.  In 2013, Matt performed the title role of the Beast in The Commonwealth Ballet Company’s “Beauty and the Beast“.  Matt has also performed in regional theater groups in such roles as Ren McCormack in “Footloose”, Mike in “Chorus Line”, The Emcee in “Cabaret“, and Cosmo Brown in “Singin’ in the Rain“; and, he choreographed shows such as “Anything Goes” and “Singin’ in the Rain“.  At Assumption College in Worcester, MA, Matt choreographed “Grease” and “Footloose“, formed their Hip-Hop dance squad and produced and choreographed their first annual Dance Showcase.  Matt has taken classes by such teachers as Shane Sparks, Bob Rizzo, Thom Cobb, Joe Lanteri, Mia Michaels, Gus Giordano, Brian Friedman, and Geo Hubela.   In summer of 2012, Matt went on tour with Pulse and performed with Brian Friedman in New York City.  Matt teaches ballet, jazz and hip-hop at several dance schools in Massachusetts.  you can see him on Youtube in a music video by JSELL “Like Me”.  Matt is also on staff as a Judge and Master Class Instructor for the touring dance competition “Step Up 2 Dance Tour.”

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