Jean Isaacs, Artistic Director
Matt Carney, Executive Director
Steve Baker,
Composer/Musican/Sound Engineer

 

Performing with SDDT
for the 2015-2016 Season
Angel Acuña
Blythe Barton
Annie Boyer
Desiree Cuizon-Fejeran
John Diaz
Cecily Holcombe
Liv Isaacs-Nollet
Trystan Loucado
Mario Jaimes
Minaqua McPherson
Erica Ruse
Zaquia Mahler Salinas
Jeremy Zapanta
 

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Matt Carney

Photo by Derek Gardner

Matt Carney - Executive Director

After 15 years of performing professionally, Matt is dancing his way from the studio to the office.  A highlight of his career includes performing for his grandmother starting at the age of 3, who lovingly called him her Court Jester.  From then, Matt's passion for show business just grew and somehow this musical theater choir kid with two left feet became a dancer.  Matt was drawn into the world of dance as another way to convey his interests in equality, social activism, and general malarkey.  The rich history that is bestowed upon all dancers was received by Matt with reverence and has guided his life since his first dance class.  After the recession in 2008 something shifted in his perspective and he began to dig deeper into dance on a systemic level.  Questions on how to sustain this art form and preserve its legacy filled his head, and led to a path of synergy between both his artistic and pragmatic sides. 
Matt has his BFA in Dance from the U. of MO-Kansas City's Conservatory of Music and Dance and his Master in Public Administration from SDSU's School of Public Affairs, Southern California's premier urban research university, focusing on organizational development, fiscal analysis, and flow of communication.  Matt hit the ground running as Executive Director in December 2014, after serving as Operations Manager for over a year.  Now, he has the pleasure of working hand in hand with Ms. Jean Isaacs and is enjoying the ride.