Matt Foley was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia (United States) in 1989. He began his training in a local studio at 16 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating in 2011 he joined Nederlands Danstheater 2 as an apprentice and in the spring of the following year joined GöteborgsOperan Danskompani. He joined Royal Ballet Flanders in 2016. Matt has performed at numerous galas and is currently featured in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Woodkid's new music video I Will Fall For You. He was promoted as soloist starting 2017-2018.