Matt Shilcock is a South Australian based contemporary dance theatre artist. Diagnosed at birth with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly known as ‘brittle bone disorder’, he spent much of his youth in a wheelchair before learning to walk at the age of fifteen.
Matt has a Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training and is a 2nd Kyu in Budo Taijutsu and specialised weaponry, with a strength in adapting mobility aids to weaponised use. He began performing professionally in 2009 and has since engaged with companies across Australia and internationally.
Recent works include Alkemik Konnections (Matt Shilcock, 2018), Days Like These (Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, 2018), PLATFORM 2016: Fleshing the Ghost (De Quincey Co, 2016) and The Likes of Me (Matt Shilcock, 2015).
Matt is the current ICC Associate Artist of Australian Dance Theatre and continues to develop his independent practice, Osteogenuine, with experienced professionals like Garry Stewart, Dean Walsh, Vangelis Legakis, Leigh Warren, Daniel Daw and others Studying the anatomy and physics of dance, cross-applies that knowledge to his studies in holistic remedies and alchemy.
Photo by Gisella Vollmer.