Matthew Slater began dancing at the age of 17 whilst studying A-Level Performing Arts and went on to train at NSCD, graduating in 2005. He toured with VERVE before completing a postgraduate diploma at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), and toured internationally as a member of EDge to France, Denmark, Sweden and Portugal in work choreographed by Sue MacLennan, Trisha Brown and Siobhan Davies.
Upon graduating from LCDS Matt joined Yael Flexer’s Bedlam Dance Company and toured as part of her production of ‘Doing, Done and Undone’ alongside working for Retina Dance Company in their graduate project ‘PAGE1’. He worked with Retina extensively between 2006 and 2014 as a Dancer, Rehearsal Director and Education Manager, touring internationally to Belgium, Germany, Ireland and South Korea.
In 2010 Matthew joined the staff at NSCD as Education & Community Dance Worker (later Learning & Participation Officer) and since 2014 has been a Lecturer in Technique & Performance Practice (Contemporary), teaching contemporary technique, partner work, performance practice, choreography and repertory.