With his razor sharp tongue and quick witted edge Matthew ignites hilarious banter with a sassy social styling that only a sharp dressed Gen-Y hipster can provide. He wrote, directed, and starred in his first production when he was 7 years old and has been entertaining family members (and audiences) ever since! After attending the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts, Matthew continued his professional career as a principal dancer for the world-renowned company, Giordano Dance Chicago.
Highlighted roles include: Cold Case, Jackass Number Two, The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Hansel & Gretel at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Earth to America with Jason Alexander, Broadway Cares with Rosie O’Donnell, Disney XD’s Kickin’ It, ABCFamily’s Bunheads, he also appears along side Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as an ensemble actor on the Netflix original series Wet Hot American Summer and most recently Matthew can be seen dancing with Adam Levin on the popular Comedy Central television show Broad City.
Matthew is the cofounder of A Group Production, LLC where he serves as executive producer; and has performed in, choreographed, directed or produced over 40 projects between Broadway, Film and Television.
As a choreographer Shaffer’s work has been performed by A-Lister’s like Ben Stiller, Rachel Platten (Fight Song), and Rebel Wilson. He has worked as a master teacher for over fourteen years at leading performing arts conservatories and conventions across the United States and Europe including the Broadway Dance Center and Giordano Dance Center. Matthew is also the author of the book, So You Want To Be A Dancer, available at Barnes & Noble and a #1 New Release on Amazon.com. If you insist on knowing more about Matthew, he encourages you to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @FunnyShaffer.