Mathew Heggem is the Associate Artistic Director of ClancyWorks Dance Company, a Maryland-based dance organization launched in 2001 by award-winning choreographer, Dr. Adrienne Clancy, and the co-founder of Left Side Labs, where he choreographs and performs in collaboration with Emma Batman.
For over 11 years, he has presented his own work at arts festivals, cabarets, and theaters throughout the Northeast, including: Cabaret Cataplexy; Queer Art Impact’s ‘Come As You Are’ Festival and Gay Wars; various evenings at Dixon Place and The Tank; the New Dance Alliance’s ‘Performance Mix Festival’, the Gloucester New Arts Festival, and the Transmodern Festival, as part of a duet company, Kineasthesia, co-directed with artist Wendell Cooper. He was an artist in residence for the acclaimed Djerassi Resident Artist Program.
As a dancer, he has worked with Nicholas Leichter Dance, ClancyWorks Dance Company, Clyde Forth Visual Theater, and Jennifer Monson. He was also a soloist for historical reconstructions of Ted Shawn and Doris Humphrey works as part of ‘The Art of the Solo.’
As a teaching artist, he has been on faculty at the Dance Educators Training Institute, the Goucher Summer Arts Institute and Experimental Movement Concepts, was a guest artist for the Trinity College/LaMaMa Summer Arts Program and the Goucher Early Arrival Program, and taught workshops for various colleges, high schools and private performing arts institutions.