Matt Reeves is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, projection designer, and teaching artist. He has been making work collaboratively alongside his wife and artistic soulmate Colette Krogol for over ten years as the Artistic Director of Orange Grove Dance(OGD), a multimedia dance company that creates visually athletic experiences through the lenses of dance, film, and design. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Maryland as well as a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida. Reeves’ work has been produced for gallery dance-cinema installations, film festivals, underground tunnels, city streets, black box theatres, and concert stages ranging in location from Rauma, Finland to Brooklyn, New York to Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Internationally his work has been produced and presented extensively by The Finlandia Foundation, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Lönnström Taidemuseo, Raumars AIR, Officina Creativa, CerCCa, and Klaustrid at Skriduklaustir. On screen, through OGD Reeves has produced three independent dance films that have shown in cities from Munich, Germany to Boulder City, Nevada with the most recent film The Archetypes being nominated for an ‘Arthouse Film’ award by the Stockholm Independent Film Festival and awarded ‘Best Dance Film’ by the Et Cultura Film Festival.
Matt has had the honor of dancing and collaborating with prestigious companies, such as Dendy/Donovan Projects, Neta Dance Company, Diavolo, CKM & Artists, David Dorfman, Gabrielle Lansner, Dance Tactics, Red Key Dance Theatre, and The National Yiddish Theatre. He has taught and created curriculum for the University of Maryland , the University of Florida, as well as George Washington University. Currently he is serving as faculty at George Washington University and directing Orange Grove Dance through it's current season, which includes works commissioned and presented by Dance Place, The Kennedy Center, Dickinson College, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Howard Community College, KIT DISTRICT, American University, and the United States Botanic Gardens.
Matt and Colette of Orange Grove Dance have twice been selected as NextLOOK Artists by The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and were recently featured in Dance Magazine’s June 2018 edition. In 2017 they were selected as the ‘Audience Choice Award’ winner of the 34th Annual Choreographers Showcase for their work Holding, Here, which was described by Dance Metro DC as a “magically spun… visual tale of suspension, tension, and community within a multilayered moving painting”.
*Matt has been nominated twice by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for his projection design work with The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project. (2014 and 2018)