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MATT CADY

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Matt Cady is an extremely creative, versatile, and dynamic choreographer and artistic instegator. Madonna said of his movement: “It’s pristine.. wonderful staging.” Adi Salant, Co-Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company, remarked: “His movement is very smart.”

An young introverted Matt started expressing himself in Sign Language freshman year of high school, which blossomed his interest in theater and ultimately modern dance. In college, Matt double majored in Deaf Studies and Dance, dropping out after two years to pursue an apprenticeship at Millennium Dance Complex, needing to enrich himself in the ever changing culture of the commercial LA dance scene.

After being offered his own class at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Matt’s professional choreographic career took off with the success of his company Fanny Pak on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. This is where he met supervising choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, whom gave him his first taste at choreographing for a touring show with ABDC Live.

Matt went on to contribute choreography under Chonique Sneed and Lisette Bustamante for Ricky Martin’s World Tour and Britney Spears’ Femme Fatal Tour, which is where he first met tour director Jamie King, whom he would work under years later on Madonna’s tours.

Meanwhile, Fanny Pak’s success catapulted being the only dance company to ever win a MTV Video Music Award. They were enlisted for several music videos, Yelle’s “Que Vuex Tu/Safari Disco Club,” Lil Mama’s “Truly In Love,” Patrica Kazadi’s “Go Crazy,” and soulful icon Toni Braxton’s “You Make My Heart.” The movie Honey 2 was Fanny Pak’s cinematic debut, directed by Billy Woodruff. Off screen, Fanny Pak was comissioned for corporate events and collaborations with Canon Electronics, toy makers Hasbro, TeenVogue, MetroPark Clothing, and the hugely popular dairy company, WhiteWave.

Continuing in the cinematic world, Pepsi sponsored a short film through USC which Matt choreographed called “Beth Hooper and the Super Awesome Dance Battle.”

Matt’s most favorite of his collaborations are with colleague Megan Lawson, whose initial teamwork was scoped by Madonna herself off of a youtube video. Together, they choreographed multiple numbers for her most recenrt tours MDNA and Rebel Heart, including the tension filled blood bath Gangbang, and “..broadway worthy..” opening number Iconic.

Most recently Matt and Meg were commissioned to create dance works for Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour, Ricky Martin’s All In Vegas Residency, brotherly duo Mak + Val’s (from Dancing With the Stars) touring show Our Way, and Katy Perry’s “Bon Appetite” music video.

Matt’s ability to materialize an intention and translate his movement across such a spectrum has made him a sought after collaborator and dance instructor, having worked on several American and international dance conventions as well as in studio workshops.

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Concerts/Tours/Events
Madonna: Madame X Tour
Choreographer
Pride w/ Madonna 2019
Choreographer
Britney Spears- Domination Vegas Residency
Choreographer
Dir. Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo
JP/HRO Auction Benefit w/ Sofia Boutella
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Sean Penn
Maks & Val & Peta: Confidential Tour
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Mark Swanhart
Ariana Grande 'Dangerous Woman' Tour
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Tiffany Olson
Ricky Martin "All In" Vegas Residecny
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Jamie King
Man & Val DWTS Our Way Tour
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Mark Swanhart
Madonna "Rebel Hearts" Tour / "Iconic", "Music", "Candy Shop", "Material Girl"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Jamie King
Madonna "MDNA World" Tour / "Gang Bang"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Michele Laprise
Dance Camera West x Jacob Jonas Co. "Era"
Choreographer
Dir. Jacob Jonas
Legends Tokyo / Chapter 2: The Mirage
Choreographer
Dir. Izumi Company/Pallet Theater
Britney Spears "Femme Fatale World" Tour / "Gimme More"
Contributing Assoc. Choreographer
Chor: Chonique Sneed
Ricky Martin "Mas World" Tour / "Labomba", "Lisette Bustamante"
Contributing Assoc. Choreographer
America's Best Dance Crew US Tour w/ Fanny Pak
Choreographer
Dir. NappyTabs
Rck Romance Runway Show w/ Fanny Pak
Choreographer
Siren Studios
Open Artisit Movement / Gay Pride Las Vegas w/ Fanny Pak
Choreographer
Open Artisits Movement
Robots + Humans and the Meaning of Life
Director/Choreographer
Farenheit 451: Highly Flamable Adaptation
Director/Choreographer
Music Videos
Katy Perry "Bon Appetit"
Co-Choreographer
Yelle "Safari Disco Club"
Choreographer
Dir. Jeremine Saindon
Yelle "Que Veux-Tu"
Choreographer
Dir. Jeremine Saindon
Ray Lomontagne "Hey, No Pressure"
Choreographer
Blake McGrath "Instead"
Co-Choreographer
Blake McGrath ""Let Me Leave"
Co-Choreographer
Patricia Kazadi "Go Crazy"
Choreographer
Dir. David Palmer
Shayon "She Wants 2 Dance"
Director/ Choreographer
Jack'd Wilyums "High Profile"
Director/Choreographer
Nicci - "Feel The Fear"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Noah Mucci
Ruben- "Hurricane"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Asher Moss
Lil' Mama "Truly In Love"
Choreographer
Dir. Gobi M Rahimi
Toni Braxton "You Make My Heart"
Contributing Choreographer
Dir. Billie Woodruff
Television
World of Dance Season 3
Supervising Choreographer
NBC
World of Dance Season 2
Supervising Choreographer
NBC
Hotel Transylvania x World of Dance
Co-Choreographer/Dracula ref.
Dir. Alex Rudzinski
So You Think You Can Dance: Poland
Contributing Choreographer
Dir. Roch Fortin
America's Best Dance Crew w/ Fanny Pak
Artistic Director/Choreographer
MTV Network
Madonna MDNA Premiere EPIX Gangbang
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Danny Tull & Stephanie Sennour
Film
USC x Pepsi: Beth Hooper's Dance Battle
Choreographer
Dir. Steve Robinson
Honey 2
Contributing Choreographer
Dir. Billie Woodruff
Birds Of A Feather
Contributing Choreographer
Dir. Anthony Meindl
Corporate
WhiteWave Foods
Choreographer
Annual Regional Conference
Canon
Choreographer
USA Inc. / Consumer Electron (CES)
Teen Vogue
Choreographer
Oneil's Generation Next
Metro Park
Choreographer
Annual Regional Conference

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