Matt has been a member of the ConnDta staff for the past 2 years. Over the years, Matt Torla has been trained in the styles of hip hop, break dancing and house. While attending the University of Connecticut, Matt was able to link up with Kuda Air Max, the breaking crew on campus. It was with their help and motivation that he really began to delve into dance. Shortly afterward, Matt joined UConn’s Dance Team, the hip hop group ENCORE, and started his own group, iLLumin8 Dance Crew. As his involvement increased, so did his passion for dance, and he eventually had the opportunity to assist with Nationals choreography under Toya Ambrose. Out of UConn now, Matt is an instructor at several studios and teaches workshops regularly. He also continues to travel and choreograph high school and collegiate Nationals routines under TRA Choreography. Matt currently trains with Team Leggoo and Double Up Dance Group, where he continues to hone his skills in dance, instruction, and performance. We are so happy and proud to have Matt as a staff member for the ConnDta Competition Team.