Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson is a movement artist, activist, educator, and researcher particularly in love with the participatory act of dancing. Eternally curious, he asks questions about living embodiment, making meaning of objective kinesiology through the subjective wisdom that comes from moving. His lineage includes an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, certification in Laban Movement Analysis with IMS, Massage certification, and Pilates certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning. An experienced teacher, Matthew has taught dance at multiple universities, and maintains a private practice as a bodyworker and somatic movement educator. Matthew believes that humans can learn to live with resilience and in diversity, efficiently and easefully collaborating with each other and a live earth. Holding our experience of embodiment as ground zero for this interaction, Matthew is a performer, attempting to practice what he preaches and be witnessed.