Matthew was born in 1990 in Australia, in a small country town called Cooma in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. It was here that he started his dance training at Rosie O'Sullivan's School of Dance. At the age of 16 he moved to Sydney to join the Talent Development High School and went on to complete the Brent Street full time ballet and contemporary course under Christine Keith. In 2009 he travelled to New York City to join the Joffrey Ballet School. In the two years he was with the school he performed throughout New York and toured with the Joffrey Studio Company. In June 2012 he joined the RNZB. Some highlights of Matthew's career include performing works by Robert Joffrey, Balanchine, Gerald Arpino and working with the Boston Ballet Company.