Faculty Profile Nijawwon Matthews

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    Nijawwon Matthews

    Nijawwon Matthews

    Contemporary

    Biography:

    Nijawwon Matthews is a Resident teacher/choreographer for The Joffrey Ballet School based in New York City. Mr. Matthews is also a faculty teacher and dancer for TOKYOTHECCOMPANY under the direction of Kevin “Tokyo” Inouye & Alisha Lorraine Captain. Starting as a gymnast, Matthews has trained in many dance techniques including; Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by solid training and early achievements, Nijawwon has been motivated to pursue his interest in dance further. He landed opportunities with several companies including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Philadanco, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company. Matthews has performed the works of Dee Caspary, Kevin “Tokyo” Inouye, Kevin “Iega” Jeff, Donald McKayle, Christopher Huggins, Milton Myers, Otis Salllid,Cecilia Marta, and many others. Nijawwon simply enjoys connecting and hopes that all of his experiences will help create opportunities for dancers to work.

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