Matt Pardo, originally from Albany New York, is a 2007 graduate of the University at Buffalo with an advanced honors B.F.A. in dance. Professionally, he has danced for the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Groundworks Dance Theater, Northeast Ballet Company, Balasole Dance Company, RG Dance Projects, Parijat Desai Dance Company, and as the company apprentice for the River North Chicago Dance Company. Matt was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Dancers in the World for 2010-2011”, one of 10 Americans, by Dance Europe Magazine for the performance of a solo he choreographed and performed with the Balasole Dance Company in NYC. This same solo, “Life.Long?”, was also selected to be presented as part of the 2013 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. He has taught and choreographed for universities nationally and in Mexico and his Choreography has been seen in the repertory of Zodiaque Dance Company, Balasole Dance Company, Universidad De Las Americas Puebla, Skidmore College, Salve Regina University, Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet (both notionally and abroad), Northeast Ballet Company, and in numerous choreographic festivals in New York City and Chicago. Recently, Matt was a Guest Faculty member in the Dance Department at Skidmore College for the 2013 Spring Semester. Currently, he is on tour with the Lucinda Childs Dance Company and the revival of her piece "DANCE", and is also performing in the world tour of the Opera "Einstein on the Beach" with Lucinda Childs, Robert Wilson, and Philip Glass. This revival of Einstein on the Beach recently won a 2013 Olivier Award in London for Best New Opera. Matt is also a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Union.
Matt's choreography is an exploration of Minimalist choreographic containers which utilize Jazz-Based movement vocabularies. His pieces are kinetic and spatially oriented and explore physical space as much as they explore emotional boundaries.