I am Matt, a self employed Circus and Fire Performer and Stilt Walker, specialising in spectacular Fire and Glow acts including Poi, Sword Performance and Stage Combat.
I have over 20 years experience in teaching and entertaining children, young people and adults in a variety of settings.
I began as a primary school SENCO and Classroom Assistant in 1996.
I moved to Menorca, Spain in 1998 and worked for Airtours Holidays as an Entertainer and Childrens Club Team Leader.
In 2001 I completed my NVQ3 in Early Years Childcare and Development and became a Pre-school Manager.
Shortly after, I became a parent to my first Son. In 2006 my Daughter was born and I chose to become a stay-at-home father. My youngest son arrived in 2017, my partner and I are both self-employed and consider ourselves very lucky to share in the parenting journey.
My Circus Arts journey began in 2013 when I was head hunted to join Poi Passion School of Poi and Fire Performance where I trained in all areas of Fire Acts/Performance and Stilt Walking and began building custom Stilt Characters. I am now a Senior Performer, Instructor and Assistant Performance Designer/Choreographer, working all over the UK and performing at festivals and events to audiences of over 33,000.
Within a few months of joining Poi Passion I was given the opportunity to volunteer at CircusSeen CIC, where I trained as a Circus Skills Instructor and Workshop Leader. I was soon selected to be their Funding Manager and successfully raised over £30,000 to support the project until it was closed in 2018.
When CircusSeen CIC closed I was asked to join the board of directors as head of Fundraising at Tot Rockin Beats CIC, home of the fantastic Dad La Soul project. Our work has been featured by the BBC, ITV and Huffington Post and a host of other online and printed media.
I am a highly driven and enthusiastic character with a big heart and a deep interest in learning and teaching. I love my work. It is a privilege to meet so many amazing people throughout my journey and I take great pleasure in empowering others to meet and exceed their goals.
I love to perform and find a wonderful inner peace when flowing with and without props, it is a great pleasure to see and hear the audience react and I take a lot of pride in delivering the highest quality of experience to all my clients, students and audiences.
For bookings, enquiries and general info please get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you!