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 as demi-soloist. 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.