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Matt now lives in New York City where he is currently dancing with his crew, DEF-C, and choreographing flash mobs to raise awareness for non-profit organizations. In April 2012, Lopez was the audition facilitator for a Nicki Minaj performance and chosen as a lead dancer in Times Square for the debut of her album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded." Matt is now choreographing for R&B/Pop artists, Kyle James and Sid Haywoode, whose song, "No Excuses" is #6 on Europe's dance hit chart.
Lopez teaches hip-hop/funk master classes abroad including the Philippines and the United Kingdom. He is currently teaching hip-hop and street jazz at drop-in studios, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and Dance New Amsterdam located in New York City.
Beginner and Advanced Beginner Hip Hop:
The class starts with a 20-25 minute warm-up that includes strengthening and stretching in order to prevent injury. Lopez would like to establish a class environment where students are not afraid to ask questions. Lopez will break down movements and wants to make sure everyone "gets-it." The class concludes with a high energy routine that combines elements of b-boying, street jazz, popping, locking and house.