Contemporary Ballet Program | Director & Gala Choreographer
Matthew Neenan began his dance training at the Boston Ballet School. He later attended the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and the School of American Ballet in New York. From 1994-2007, Neenan danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet and in October 2007, Neenan was named Choreographer in Residence.
Neenan’s choreography has been performed by The New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Ballet West, Ballet Met, Colorado Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Juilliard Dance, USC Kaufman, among many others. Awards include National Endowment of the Arts, The Choo San Goh Foundation, The Jerome Robbins NEW Foundation, among others.
In 2005, Neenan co-founded BalletX with fellow dancer Christine Cox. BalletX has toured and performed Neenan’s choreography at The Joyce Theater, NY City Center, Central Park Summerstage, Vail International Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Laguna Dance Festival, Spring to Dance Festival in St. Louis, and internationally in Cali, Colombia and Seoul, Korea.