Matthew was born in New Zealand. He trained at The Australian Ballet School.
After graduating, Matthew joined The Australian Ballet, where his repertory included the leading roles in Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardée, Coppélia, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty and works by many modern choreographic luminaries.
Matthew joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2008 as Principal Dancer. He joined Queensland Ballet as a Principal Dancer in January 2013 and retired from dancing in December 2014.