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ASO Petrushka Matthew Roberts
Seeded by akronsymphony on 7 Feb 2018
Author: Akron Symphony
Matthew Roberts of Neos Dance Theatre will take on the lead role in our presentation of Petrushka on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. In this video, he discusses how he will bring Petrushka to life. Tickets for the performance are available at or by calling 330.535.8131. Matthew is an Ohioan who, at the age of 10, discovered he was bilingual and his real native language was dance. After studying at the Dance Institute and The University of Akron, he moved to New York looking to become more fluent and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. There he performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle, Jessica Lang, Shen Wei and, after graduating, performed with Lustig Dance Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, and Awakening Movement. He loves creating dances of his own to share with others and hopes to have a company of his own one day.