( b. Aug 18, 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - d. Feb 18, 2013 Perpignan, FRANCE ) Male
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.”
His particular style of jazz dance, which integrated his training in other dance traditions, is known as “freestyle dance.”
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