Matthew Johnson Harris is a director, choreographer, writer, and developer. He most recently choreographed Take Me To The World: A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim at Carnegie Hall and served on the directing teams for the Tony Nominated Hangmen and Tony Winning Revival of Parade. He is currently The Associate Director for Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical. Up next, he will serve as choreographer on Broadway Bound, The Preacher's Wife premiering at the Alliance Theatre. He aspires to tell stories that celebrate individual identity while simultaneously creating more intersectionality.
Matthew is a core instructor at The Alvin Ailey Extension. As a fitness and dance instructor Matthew's classes have been ranked among the best in New York City. He has been featured in multiple fitness publications. He has also been featured on camera as a lead trainer on Daily Burn, BowFlex, and many other major fitness video productions. No matter if it is in a dance class or a fitness class you'll experience an escape, reach for your personal best, and leave feeling empowered and strong. He holds multiple certifications.
Matthew’s dance and fitness classes have been offered at Equinox, Alvin Ailey, NYSC, Reebok Sports Club, The JCC, Flywheel, BeFitnyc, West End Fitness, Core Rhythm Fitness and many more.
Matthew was instrumental in creating the structure for the DEI practices used in the recent Tony Winning Revival of Parade. Click Here to watch a video highlighting his interfaith work with the company and an article covering his work HERE.
In 2016, Matthew founded The Mosaic Project in collaboration with Middle Church, which raises money for different nonprofits that support marginalized groups and promotes interfaith through concerts and productions starring broadway performers. Under his direction there have been 13 productions, featuring 100+ Broadway Performers, and over $100,000 raised.
Matthew co-facliates Liberating Masculinity with Jorge Fontanez, and Rev. Benjamin Perry for a dedicated cohort of men and masc folks who want to explore masculinity together. Through collective investigation, they hope to help participants deconstruct the kinds of toxic masculinity so many of us inherited, birth healthier masculinities, and hold each other accountable to doing what we can to dismantle patriarchy.