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Matthew Torres was born and raised in Albuquerque, and began dancing at the age of 9 with Elite Dance Studio of New Mexico. His training includes styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary. Matthew has competed both regionally and nationally, participated in numerous dance workshops, and continues to perform in various productions. He has received instruction from an array of Albuquerque locals including Cheri Costales, Esther Michnovicz, Alyssa Lamb, Jolie Sutton-Simballa, Amy Duda, Wendy Rubin, Vladimir Conde Reche, and Simone di Pietro Reche. In addition, Matthew works with the Gallup High School Dance Team and serves as a Spirit Official for the New Mexico Activities Association, judging dance competitions across the state. Matthew is a University of New Mexico alumnus where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Prelaw concentration, with a minor in Psychology. This is his third season with the New Mexico Ballet Company.