MATTHEW TING (General Hiroshi) is a NYC based dancer and actor. He is a principal dancer and ballet master for Ballet for Young Audiences, dancing in numerous ballets, including their Nutcracker, Jungle Book, and Cinderella, in addition to originating leading roles in several new ballets, such as The Water Goblin and The Accursed Hunter. He is a member of The New York Baroque Dance Company, appearing with them in opera-ballets at The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Zellerbach Hall, as well as dancing at the French Embassy in Washington DC and El Teatro Marti in Havana, Cuba. He also dances for Mod Arts Dance Collective and mishiDance, as well as having danced for Connecticut Ballet and Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theater. He recently appeared in the premier of Speaking as When, a new play by Ruoxin Xu, at Columbia University. Other credits include Fish directed by Obie and Drama Desk award winner Alfred Preisser, as well as Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Under Milkwood, and English Made Simple for King William’s Players. He studied at the Barrow Group school with Seth Barish and Lee Brock. His dance teachers include Gelsey Kirkland, Francis Patrelle, and ballet master and dance historian Gus Dick Andros. He is a graduate of the Great Books program of St. John's College, Annapolis.