Christopher Matt

Ballet for Dancers

25.03. – 29.03.2024, 10:00–11:30
30.03. + 31.03.2024, 11:00–12:30

Training for Dancers


Christopher Matt was born in the U.S. and was raised in Austria. He started his Ballet Training in Paris with notorious teachers as Nora Kiss, Raymond Franchetti and Jean Golovine and later pursued his dance  education with David Howard, Wayne Byars and the Stuttgart Ballet.
Christophers dance career started as an extra for the Paris Opera. His first engagements as a dancer were at the Slovenian National Ballet,  Oper Bonn and  Komische Oper Berlin. He also worked as a freelancer both in the classical as the contemporary field at  Staatsoper Berlin,  Deutsche Oper Berlin and other venues.
Christopher obtained his teaching diploma with mention from the R.A.D while already teaching extensively in various places in Berlin in schools and dance centres such as BallettCentrum, Marameo, Tanzfabrik and Danceworksberlin.
As a company teacher he worked with Les Ballets Trockaderos de Monte Carlo, AAADT,  Tanzkompanie Innsbruck, Dansecompani Göteborg, Lucinda Childs, Perridance, Bregenzer Festspiele ( also as a company manager )  and extensively – as well as in Berlin as touring Germany and  Europe – for DANCE ON. Christopher currently teaches at Deutsche Oper ( Opernballett ) and since many years in Paris at Studio Harmonic as  main guest teacher  for Wayne Byars.

Class Description

Christophers special focus is on musicality, flow, beauty and a healthy kinesiological approach to dance also integrating his knowledge of Feldenkrais, Shiatu and Qui Gong whilst building a solid, strong and versatile technique.
Christopher speaks fluently German, English, French and Spanish.