Matthew Topliss

Company Dancer


Matthew was born in Boston, Lincolnshire but has lived in West Yorkshire since a young age. Matthew trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the Northern Ballet Academy. He then went to Glasgow to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and graduated with a BA in Modern Ballet in 2012.

Matthew previously worked with Northern Ballet for nine years before joining Phoenix Dance Theatre. He has also worked with Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera.

During his career he has worked with many different choreographers such as, David Nixon OBE, Ashley Page, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Cathy Marston, Lar Lubovitch, Massimo Moricone, Mthuthuzeli November, Jonathan Watkins, Kenneth Tindall, Amaury Lebrun, Drew McOnie, and Daniel de Andrade.

Matthew joined Phoenix Dance Theatre in 2021.