A native of Philadelphia, Matt Elliott has been dancing for most of his adult life. It was the Movie “TAP” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. that reignited Matt’s passion for tap. Through social network Matt has been able to build an impressive reputation and professional relationships with some of the leading tap dancers seen on stage and screen worldwide which has made him a recognizable face in the tap dance community. Most recently, Matt was one of ten people worldwide invited to participate in Tap Dance Freedom, a week long intensive held in New York City and was also awarded a partial scholarship. He is a teacher brand ambassador for Capezio and was also named ambassador to the Tap Legacy Foundation co-founded by Gregory Hines and Andrew Nemr. Matt has continued his education at the prestigious Dance Life Retreat Center in Norton, MA with renowned instructors Kaelyn Gray, Thelma Goldberg, Drew Burgess and Rhee Gold. In addition, he has trained under instructors such as, Dianne Walker, Gregg Russell, Dorothy Wasserman, Danny Gardner, Robert Burden Jr. Andrew Nemr, Michelle Dorrance, Karen Calloway Williams, Sarah Reich, Karen Pauro, Christopher Erk, Anthony LoCascio And Debbie Gatto, who he considers his mentor.Matt along his students have performed in numerous parades and events including, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade, Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington DC and Miss America’s show us your shoes parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.