Matt Pospeshil, Instructor
MATT POSPESHIL grew up dancing, singing & performing theater in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and got his start dancing professionally in high school with Especially Tap Chicago (dir. Julie Cartier). He furthered his education at Western Michigan University; received a bachelor’s degree in Dance, with concentrations in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theater. During his college summers, Matt performed at Six Flags Great America - Gurnee, IL. After college Matt returned home to dance with Inaside Chicago Dance (dir. Richard Smith), Chicago Tap Theatre (dir. Mark Yonally), Chicago Human Rhythm Project - BAM! (dir. Lane Alexander), Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Company (dir. Amy Giordano) and Chicago Human Rhythm Project - Stone Soup Rhythms (dir. Dani Borak). Some of his memorable performances are Chicago Tap Allstars (2022), Dance for Life (2015, 2017, 2019), Dance in the Parks (2017), The Fly Honey Show (2017), Audible Odyssey (2015, 2016), and The Green Mill Poetry Slams (2013-2022). Matt currently is a Judge for Starpower National Talent Competition. He has previously adjudicated for Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America, Edge Talent Competition, Dreamstar Dance Competition, and has taught for the Wild Dance Intensive - National Touring Convention. He currently is the director of Steps Tap Company at Steps Dance Center - Aurora, IL, as well as performing with music acts throughout Chicago. Matt's latest endeavor is producing & hosting a variety show at The Den Theatre: Heath Mainstage called the Maximus Variety Hour.