Matthew Wenckowski

Company Member since 2015

Matthew is from St. Charles, Illinois where he received his early training at Moves Dance Studio in North Aurora. As a competitive dancer with Excel Dance Productions, he was awarded the national title Senior Mr. Adrenaline at the age of 17. Matt joined the Joffrey Academy of Dance’s pre-professional and trainee programs under the direction of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik, performing with the Joffrey in The Nutcracker as well as in pieces created for the Joffrey Academy by Alexei Kremnev and Ray Mercer.

He has studied on scholarship at Lou Conte Dance Studio under the guidance of Claire Bataille. Matt then joined DanceWorks Chicago under the direction of Julie Nakagawa. It was there he had the privilege touring nationally and internationally performing works choreographed by Francisco Aviña, James Gregg, Christian Denice, Autumn Eckman, Thom Dancy, Harrison McEldowney, and many more.

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