Member and Choreographer
Lyceum Spartans Dance Troupe 2004-2009
Capital One Philippines Support Services Corp
Matu was born to a family of dancers. He can’t even remember when he started to dance. But apparently he hasn’t taken it seriously until he started joining dance competitions and building pieces of choreography for dance routines.
Matu is grateful to a handful of individuals who really helped him grow as a person and a dancer. He had the great opportunity to work with Neil De Mesa of Koine Studios, who taught him professionalism and discipline necessary in the art of dance. He also got to meet two of his greatest mentors, Nestea Gamilla and Wymer Sagenes—his coaches in Lyceum Spartans Dance Troupe who exposed him to the culture of dance in the metro by allowing him to compete in such competitions as the Skechers Street Dance Battle.
After his stint in university he was able to perform in several dance events, taught choreography in different schools, and worked with crews Architeks PI, emBOSSed, United101, among others, all while still focusing on developing his passion for choreography and freestyling.
His biggest inspirations include dancers Lando Wilkins, Tony Tran, Shaun Evaristo, and Brian Puspos. When asked to describe his style, Matu cannot readily define it into a single genre—he thinks of it as a style all of his own and at the same time a combination of all he has learned throughout his career.