Matt Pospeshil grew up dancing, singing & performing theater in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and got his start dancing professionally in high school with Especially Tap Chicago (dir. Julie Cartier). He furthered his education at Western Michigan University; received a bachelor’s degree in Dance, with concentrations in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theater. During his college summers, Matt performed at Six Flags Great America – Gurnee, IL (dir. Dwight Jordan). After college Matt returned home to dance with Inaside Chicago Dance (dir. Richard Smith), Chicago Tap Theatre (dir. Mark Yonally), Chicago Human Rhythm Project – BAM! (dir. Lane Alexander) and Chicago Human Rhythm Project – Stone Soup Rhythms (dir. Dani Borak). Some of his memorable featured performances are with The Biosatt Orchestra (2023), Chicago Tap Allstars (2022), Dance for Life (2015, 2017, 2019), British Buddy Alumni Big Band (2019), The Lookingglass Theater Company (2019), DJ no DJ (2019), Wild Earp & the Free For Alls (2019) Dance in the Parks (2017), The Fly Honey Show (2017), Audible Odyssey (2015, 2016), and The Green Mill Poetry Slams (2013-2022). Matt currently is a Judge for Starpower National Talent Competition. He has previously adjudicated for Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America, Edge Talent Competition & Dreamstar Dance Competition. His convention teaching experience has been at the Wild Dance Intensive – Star Dance Alliance National Touring Convention, Chicago Tap Allstars & Dance Masters Wisconsin. He currently is the director of the Steps Tap Company at Steps Dance Center – Aurora, IL. Matt also produces & hosts a variety show at The Den Theatre: Heath Mainstage called the Maximus Variety Hour.