Since the beginning of his dance career, Matthew Bencito has been training in hip hop fundamentals and choreography. Learning from various instructors with varying styles, Matt has used what he has learned to cultivate a style that is original and new. Currently, an instructor at LADC, this platform has allowed him to train the next generation of dancers, to exercise movement quality and technique. Also, the current artistic director of Riverside’s competitive adult dance team, 909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe, Matt, is spreading his love for hip hop culture throughout the Inland Empire. Although he is always a student and is always learning something new, he is always excited for any opportunity to share the knowledge he has gained from others.