Matt Elliott

Tap and Special Performance Events

A native of Philadelphia, Matt has been dancing for most of his adult life, while his passion has always been tap; he is also proficient in ballroom dance as well. As Matt teaches his tap classes, he shares a little bit of the history of what he is teaching making his teaching style unique. His classes focus on technique and cross over several different styles. Matt has studied under award winning tap choreographers Debbie Gatto who he considers his mentor, Karen Pauro, Robert Burden, Ray Hesselink and Dianne Walker and has had social dance training from champions Shana Vitoff, Barbara Miller, Bronislava Vrtalova and Vladimir Martinek . Matt has used his networking skills to build professional relationships with many of the professional dancers of TV’s Dancing with the Stars as well as other dance professionals worldwide. Matt had the honor of dancing with his students on TV in the 6 ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade.

He has also recently joined the advisory board of Infatuation Dance Company based in Philadelphia and continues to lend his talents annually to the Cherry Hill Education Foundation’s Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars.