Matt grew up in Northampton and started training Wing Chun Kung fu at the age of 13 years old. He reached a high level in Wing Chun and started to compete, alongside this he achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Dance. Matt eventually moved to London to study at the National Centre for the Circus Arts and achieved a BA Degree as a Acro Staff Manipulator.

He then went on to perform globally working with big stars and large companies, such as west end shows, the royal opera house, Stufish, Music videos, operas, private events and festivals. He performed as a martial artist and a ground-based acrobat.