Written by Jill Sheets
Recently I had the honor of interview dancer Matt Moseley. Some of you may have seen him in Sia’s music video for the hit song “The Greatest.” Matt is trained in jazz, hip-hop, tap, and even swing. This multitalented young man can also sing and act. Read on and learn more about him, what it was like working with Sia (and Ariana Grande) and about his EP.
R: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into the entertainment business.
M: I can’t really say the day I remember starting in the entertainment business, because it was so long ago! I’ve been apart of this business since as long as I can remember.
R: What were your parents’ reactions when they found out you wanted to perform?
M: They’re both very loving, supportive, and forgiving parents. Almost all the time, I’m being told how proud they are, but they try and make sure they’re not too involved in my own career since they both have their own lives and matters to worry about.
R: You where featured as a dancer in Sia’s recent music video for her song “The Greatest.” Tell us about that. What was like working with Sia?
M: You can’t imagine just how much fun the filming and downtime process was. So many memories were made during that time. I remember we had to get our heads shaved almost hours before the shoot, and I was the first to volunteer! It may not seem too crazy, but to have to lose all your hair that fast in that short amount of time is quite a lot to handle. Sia was (and is) a phenomenal woman, though. Her smile completely brightens a room, her personality is one of a kind, and she has the mindset to be only creative. She’s a wonderful woman and loves all people.
R: You also have been on some network shows. Which shows have you been on?
M: Some shows you might’ve seen me on recently are critically acclaimed shows like So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, and many others!
R: Not only do you dance, but you are an actor and singer. Tell us about your cover of Jack Miller’s “Dazed and Confused.”
M: The process of filming the video was very fun and a huge learning process. I got to understand the way that the filmmaking process works and it was quite interesting. My co-star was very easy and fun to work around. We’ve actually been apart of the same dance team studio in the past!
R: Do you have plans on recording an album or EP?
M: I’ve been working on a couple of originals. I have a couple of melodies stuck in my head, but I definitely want to make 2017 the year that I release my first EP/album.
R: Where can people get your music?
M: I post new content on my YouTube channel about every other Friday, I have a SoundCloud page that I post almost all of my covers on, and I also put out small covers on my Instagram (link below).
R: I read that you got to work with Ariana Grande. If so, tell us about it.
M: For the past couple of winter seasons, I’ve worked on very engaging and exciting Disney-styled panto productions with a couple of A-list celebrities–Ariana Grande, Olivia Holt, and Jordan Fisher to name a few. I got the chance to work and partner with them, and they are just fantastic! They’re extremely talented people with amazing personalities and I’m looking forward to working more with this company in the future!
R: What are some of your upcoming projects?
M: I recently got the opportunity to sign with the social media/TV/movie production company, AwesomenessTV! They’re helping me achieve my dream and work with some of the artists I look up to. I also recently competed in an episode of a popular dance show called Dance Off Juniors on the DanceOn app!
R: Do you have a girlfriend? What do you look for in one?
M: The main thing in a girl that I look for is honesty, reliability, humor, trust, and understanding no matter what situations you both may face.
R: Who has been your biggest influence?
M: Coming from a teenage boy this might sound clichéd, but I truly believe that Justin Bieber has been a very large influence, not only for me, but for boys and girls around the world who want to spread their talents.
R: What are five things people may not know about you?
M: I have a really excellent talent for impressions, I practiced the art of Tai Kwon Do when I was younger, I have three very adorable and quite yippy dogs, I’ve been dancing all styles professionally for over fourteen years, and I’ve also starred in a couple of major short films during my early teen years.
R: Other than this one, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked?
M: It’s not a super odd question, but at the time I thought it was borderline strange and I still do. I was picking out a toothbrush from the store because I had to replace my old one, and this guy comes up to me and asks me what color toothbrush I used. I kind of just stood there for a moment and was just taken back, then I responded, but that was probably the strangest question I’ve ever been asked.
R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses? Do you have an official website and/or YouTube page?
M: All of my social media tags are the same across all platforms. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube. They’re all @realmattmoseley.
R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?
M: I want to just say to every single person that’ll come across to meet me, and find out more about me, that I thank you for your continued support, and that with most of my career, it wouldn’t work without any of you all being there for me. Thank you all, and much love.
R: Matt, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.
M: Thank you very much, it was a pleasure talking to you! Have a good day as well!