Matthew Renko (Corps de ballet) was born in Tampa, Florida and raised in Sumter, South Carolina where he trained at the Columbia Conservatory of Dance. He continued his training at North Carolina School of the Arts under Warren Conover, Kee-Juan Han, and Melissa Hayden. Matthew also studied at the School of American Ballet. He joined New York City Ballet in 2007 where he performed featured roles in Balanchine's The Nutcracker and Robbins' Watermill. Matthew joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2009 and Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2011. Matthew's choreographic credits include School of American Ballet Student Choreography Workshop and the New York Choreographic Institute.