Matthew Vincent Taylor is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City's East Village. He attended New York University: Tisch School of the Arts on a full academic scholarship, and received his BFA in Dance, May 2018. Matthew Vincent is so proud to be a founding company member of The Forest of Arden, created by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden. American Dream Study, the first work created by the interdisciplinary company, was created in Philmont, NY in July 2020. The company meets monthly, over zoom, collaborating on future projects. Matthew has
collaborated with and perform work by creators like Crystal Pite (Kidd Pivot), Josh Prince (Beautiful- The Carole King Musical), Mandy Moore (La La Land), MADBOOTS dance, Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge), Warren Carlyle (Hello Dolly), Travis Wall (SYTYCD), Tim Davis (Glee), Whitney Browne, Dfernando Zaremba; and has performed on television and world renown stages like Carnegie Hall, New York City Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Joyce Theater, Jack Crystal Theater, NYU Skirball Center, and the legendary Paper Mill Playhouse.
Mostly established by his work as a dancer and singer, Matthew Vincent's consistently dynamic performance quality, witty charisma, and resourceful problem solving skills give specific perspective edge to all the work that Matthew creates, performs, and collaborates on. He listens closely, and engages with each person/problem presented to him with openness. If a moment requires him to be kind, he's serious about being warm. If he's dancing, he's serious about the nuance of his movement. If the moment needs some laughter, he's serious about being silly. Matthew is devoted to serving the moment. He explores theories in personal exploration and as an intern at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He's a part of UCB's advanced sketch writing program, where he studies the art of the fart joke.
As a young choreographer, comedian, and performer, Matthew Vincent is excited by the possibilities he's discovered at the intersection of movement, comedy, and new media. Matthew hopes to continue using his intuitive procedure of problem-solving to collaborate with chance, choreograph sound, write movement, hear color, and perform interdisciplinary work that creatively stimulates quandary about the universality of human truths. Matthew Vincent is an artist deeply serious about being himself, creating intelligent messes, performing what is needed, and collaborating methodically to solve problems of pure silliness.