Matthew Richardson: AGT Season 14 Quarter Finals
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Matthew developed his passion for aerial arts and acrobatics after many years of exploring different types of performing arts. He started in gymnastics as a kid and began his dance training in high school. After discovering a show by Cirque du Soleil, Matthew became enamored with acrobatic performances. However, he chose to study advertising design in college as a more practical path, and he worked as an art director in advertising after graduation. While working as a designer, he took aerial classes on the side, but as years passed, he felt like he needed a big change. He worked in advertising for five years before leaving his job to pursue his dream professionally. He then moved to San Francisco to begin an aerial arts program and has since worked tirelessly to make his dream a reality.