Mr. Matt Gasper is a master instructor and owner of Gasper's School of Dance (Fargo, ND), Artistic Director of the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet (a non-profit professional ballet company in Fargo, ND) and adjunct professor and head of the theatre dance program at North Dakota State University (NDSU). His contributions to the dance community and the art form throughout his thirty plus year career include roles as principal dancer, master instructor, choreographer, dance adjudicator, and artistic director.
Matt was a company member and performed with Cleveland San Jose Ballet Company in principal roles for productions of Nutcracker, Rodeo, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and a new ballet, Blue Suede Shoes.
After his time with the ballet company, Matt moved to New York City where he spent over a decade studying dance and pursued musical theatre, adding productions like Appleamondo’s Dreams, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and Fiddler on the Roof to his vita, along with television and film productions Center Stage, The Drew Carey Show, Picture This, and Blue Suede Shoes.
A few of the master instructors Mr. Matt has studied under include David Howard, Erick Hawkins, Luigi, Dennis Nahat, and Bob Richard.
Over the past 3 decades, Mr. Matt has trained dancers who went on to be professional ballet dancers, commercial dancers, and Broadway performers.
An ABT-Certified Instructor, Mr. Matt has taught as a guest master instructor around the United States. His choreography work has been performed regionally and nationally at Regional Dance America (RDA), dance festivals, as well as dance competitions.