Matt has been swing dancing since 2004 after a co-worker suggested dancing as a way to meet people in the area and has been dancing ever since. Though he focuses on Lindy Hop and Balboa, he also is proficient in Charleston and traditional solo jazz. Matt believes that a foundation of fluid movement and solid lead/follow skills is the basis for all partnered swing dances. When not dancing, Matt is an engineer designing submarines for Electric Boat. His other hobbies (that have been replaced by dancing) have been inline speedskating, juggling, and aikido.