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Matthew J Ferrara is Chairman of the Board and Board President for Miami Light Project - a not-for-profit cultural organization which presents live performances by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world; supports the development of new work by South Florida-based artists; and offers educational programs for students of every age.

In 2011, Matthew established an ongoing annual prize (the Spike Award) awarded to a qualifying dance student at the New World School of the Arts - providing the recipient with an opportunity to spend 6 weeks at the prestigious American Dance Festival in Durham, NC.  The award was established in memory of his uncle John P. Ferrara, a great patron of the arts.

In 2007, Matthew Ferrara and his brother Pete (Northwestern Mutual - Boulder, CO) traveled to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan with Surgicorps International - volunteering on a medical mission that provided surgery to burn and bear attack victims as well as those with congenital defects such as cleft palates.

Matthew attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied Western Philosophy, English Literature, and Buddhism. 

His ongoing studies continue at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, in Mysore, India where he has been travelling to for a month every year to study philosophy and continue his ashtanga yoga practice.     

He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and counts cooking and the Pittsburgh Steelers among his favorite things.

Matthew J Ferrara

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