Matthew is teaching Open Heels at OSSDF 2020.
Guest Artist's Bio
Workshop Leader's Bio
Matthew is teaching Open Heels at OSSDF 2020. Matthew Ferriss was born and raised in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and now resides in Toronto. Matthew was born into a very creative family where their passion for performance was inspired and nurtured. Matthew grew up singing, acting and dancing at their local church. In their teen years Matthew trained as a competitive dancer with Dance Adventure, attended Bluevale Collegiate Institute's performance arts program, and performed in community theatre. In 2014, Matthew moved to Toronto to attend Toronto Film School to study acting. In 2017, Matthew started a double major program in English and Drama studies at York University and plans to get their Bachelor's of Education next, so they can share their love of performance with the upcoming generations.
Matthew is a two-time certified heels teacher with Army of Sass, a heels dance performance and training program. Matthew taught for Army of Sass Guelph in 2018 and is currently an assistant for Army of Sass Toronto, and dances in the advanced level there. In addition to working with Army of Sass, Matthew is a freelance choreographer and teacher, teaching regularly in Toronto and Waterloo. When Matthew isn’t in dance class, they are working to build their career as a drag entertainer in Toronto. Matthew is very passionate about dance education and is excited to be returning to DanceFest for another year.