Matthew and his dancers are World Arts and Culture Students at UCLA. This is their interpretation of gravity. In the pure spirit of TEDx, an experimental talk through movement.
Matthew Rogers is a third year student at UCLA pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in the World Arts and Cultures – Dance program. His knowledge of American Sign Language and work experience with deaf people has led Matthew to pursue a Minor in Disabilities Studies. He has trained and studied for eighteen years in various dance styles, and has performed with singers such as The Pointer Sisters, Patti LaBelle, and Charice. In 2005, Matthew performed in New York on ABC’s Good Morning America, winning the Kid’s Division of the Greatest Dancer in America contest. Matthew is passionate about dance and he also invests in the Bruin community. Leadership is important to Matthew; he has been the Community Service Chairman; as well as the Public Relations Chairman; and the Alumni Chairman of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was a member of the Icarus Dance Group on campus and continues to choreograph for them.