Biography: Matt Mattox was born on August 18, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was an apprentice of the respected jazz dance pioneer Jack Cole. He served as a fighter pilot with the Army Air Forces in World War II. In 1975, he formed a concert jazz dance company in England called JazzArt. He became an influential contemporary jazz dance teacher, and moved to Perpignan, France.
Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: ?"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "The Girl Rush," "The Glory Brigade," "Hot Blood," and "Pepe." Television credits include: "The United States Steel Hour," "Pinocchio," "The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show," "The Bell Telephone Hour," and "Arias and Arabesques."
Trivia: His particular style of jazz dance, which integrated his training in other dance traditions, is known as "freestyle dance."