Matthew Cortez started dancing and singing at the age of six at Mobile Music School. After two years, he was enrolled at Fresh Groove Productions and was part of a crew named Freshh established in 2005 under the supervision of Cesar Tantoco.
Their group started to gain recognition in just a few years, winning national and international competitions. Freshh placed first in the junior division at the prestigious World Hip Hop Championships in Los Angeles in 2007. This led to other highly prominent events such as We Day, The Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games and Canada’s Got Talent to name a few.
As a solo artist, Matthew has won many titles and awards for his performances at International Dance Challenge in the US and other local dance competitions. He was also featured in a McDonald’s McBistro commercial in 2012 where he worked with well known choreographer Luther Brown and Lisa Auguste from So You Think You Can Dance Canada. He is excited to share his passion for dance with his students.