Jonathan Matthews hails from Memphis, Tennessee, where he was subjected to an eclectic arts education of tap, musical theatre, choral music, Vaganova, and Irish step dance. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in music from NYU Steinhardt, Jonathan studied with Gus Solomons, Jr., Phyllis Lamhut, and Stephen Petronio, and contributed to the processes of original works by Pamela Pietro, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Kendra Portier, and Deborah Jowitt. His studies have taken him abroad to Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Springboard Danse Montreal, the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, and Toscana Dance Hub, where he studied accompaniment for dance with Robert Boston. He additionally performs with such disparate groups as mishiDance, Darrah Carr Dance, ChristinaNoel & The Creature, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, The Little Streams, and This is Not a Theatre Company, for which he is also the company's choreographer. He is the co-founder/artistic director of BREAKTIME, a performance duo with Holly Sass, with whom he is currently an Artist in Residence at Chez Bushwick. A collaborative musician, he accompanies at Tisch Dance, mentors the students of Tisch's pedagogy program on musical collaboration, has composed for Giada Ferrone, Rashaun Mitchell, and Patrick Corbin, music directs for Medicine Show Theatre and Queens Shakespeare, Inc., and sings tenor with the Cecilia Chorus of New York, of which he is also a board member. His writing has been published by Eye On Dance and the Arts, The Dance Enthusiast, The Journal of Dance Education, and Time Out NY. An avid teacher of wee ones, licensed to teach yoga through the Perri Institute for Mind and Body's 300-hour Pedagogy Course, Jonathan is passionate about sharing multidisciplinary study through physical practice.