Matthew Hauer was born in Guadalajara Mexico, and was adopted at one month old. He was raised in the Bronx of New York, til the age of 25. For high school, Matthew was accepted into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, and Performing Arts, majoring in Dance. He received his Diploma in 2001, with a strong foundation of ballet and modern dance.
Matt continued his training and was also accepted into SUNY Purchase, Conservatory of Dance. He studied many various modern dance styles such as Graham, Morris, Cunningham, Limon, Taylor, and Alexander techniques. Even classical ballet, partnering, improv, and compositional classes to further his education. In 2005, he had graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. Throughout the school years, he took Ballroom Dance lessons on the weekends, and heavily competed throughout North America.
Some of his most prestige titles are as follows. He was named the 2004, and 2005, National Amateur American Rhythm Champion. In 2006, he was the National Professional American Rhythm Rising Star Champion. In 2008, he won both the French Open Championships, and was crowned the World Mambo Champion. He also won the 2014 and 2015 National Mambo Championships, and was also the 2014 World Salsa Champion. He performed for many charities, benefits, and shows throughout the world.
Matt is currently a full time teacher and coach to all kinds of students, kids, and Olympic ice skaters, and still competes on the circuit with his students. He hopes to show and inspire lives through his work.