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Matz Skoog

Dance Career Guide

I’m an independent Dance Career Success Guide, Consultant and Artistic Adviser accredited as an Executive Coach by the UK Institute of Leadership and Management and by the City and Guilds of London.

Hello, I'm Matz Skoog, and I specialise in guiding dance professionals through pivotal moments in their careers, facilitating seamless transitions from one stage to the next through strategic development and effective planning.

As an independent career guide and consultant for dance professionals, I bring a wealth of experience and insight to those navigating the intricate paths of their careers. Accredited as an Executive Coach by the UK Institute of Leadership and Management and the City and Guilds of London, I blend a solid foundation of expertise with a sincere passion for nurturing the talents of dancers.

My dance journey began in Stockholm with rigorous training in Sweden and Russia, shaping me into a versatile performer in classical ballet and contemporary dance. I've had the privilege of gracing international stages, collaborating with some of the most notable artists of my era and contributing to renowned companies such as The Royal Swedish Ballet, English National Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre, and Rambert Dance Company.

Transitioning seamlessly from a successful performance career, I became a sought-after dance tutor and took on leadership roles as the Artistic Director of English National Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. With over fifty years immersed in the dynamic realm of performing arts, I've cultivated a reservoir of wisdom and experience.

In my current role as a dance career coach, I engage one-on-one with professionals across the dance spectrum, catering to aspiring young artists, choreographers, seasoned leaders, and artistic directors. My approach, characterized by inquiry, empathy, and practicality, resonates with smart, motivated, and creative individuals seeking my guidance.

My mission is to empower clients to claim their rightful space on both the stage and in life. Through effective career planning and development, I elevate performance levels and adeptly navigate transitions and changes in the dance world. Clients often transition from a mindset of being "just about good enough" to discovering their genuine capacity for excellence, fortified by newfound self-assurance and confidence.

I address various issues in my coaching practice, including skills development for leaders, problem-solving, broadening perspectives, fostering self-awareness, and supporting behavioral change. My expertise extends to confidence building, self-esteem, well-being, communication enhancement, risk exploration, and navigating change, transition, and transformation.

For those seeking personalized guidance in their dance careers, I invite you to embark on a transformative journey through a free, confidential strategy session, accessible via email at


Matz Skoog
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