Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair

Matthew is a former Soloist with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Grand Sujet with Dutch National Ballet, and dancer with Kansas City Ballet.  During his professional career, he performed featured roles in ballets from Geroge Balanchine, John Cranko, David Dawson, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Wayne McGregor, Justin Peck, Twyla Tharp, Sasha Waltz, and Christopher Wheeldon.

Matthew is also a choreographer. In 2014 he co-founded the creative company House of Makers together with Dutch writer Sterre van Rossem and British choreographer Peter Leung. House of Makers has created original site specific work for a number of museums, theaters, events, and brands. These  include  the Van Gogh Museum, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, OstadeTheater, Nederlandse Dansdagen, Nikon, Tommy Hilfiger, Dekmantel, and others.

Matthew has ample experience teaching dancers of all ages and levels and finds great joy in working both on the fundamentals of classical ballet for beginners and adding the finishing touches for more experienced performers. His class is a warm up for the body and the brain. He encourages taking a full body approach to ballet technique by creating opportunities for large torso movement while coordinating use of epaulement and port de bras to provide an optimal approach to changes of weight, turns, and jumps.