Walter Matteini (born 2 December 1972) graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, and went on to dance for some of the most renowned Italian and international companies including the Balletto di Roma, Le Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Opéra National de Lyon and the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza – Compagnia Aterballetto. Some of the top names in contemporary dance with whom he has worked include Jirí Kylian, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, Angelin Preljoçaj, Birgitte Cullberg, Claude Brumachon, Maguy Marin, Bill T Jones, Jacopo Godani and many others. Even as a dancer, he was strongly drawn to choreography, a passion and talent he developed in creations for evening performances for young choreographers at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Opéra National de Lyon and Aterballetto. In 2009, together with Ina Broeckx, he founded imPerfect Dancers Company where he has since been artistic director and principal choreographer. Matteini has created works of extraordinary skill, passion, depth and technique both for imPerfect Dancers Company as well as for numerous other companies around the world (Aterballetto, BDT Junior, Ballet Regensburg, Ballet BC Vancouver, Arts Umbrella Dance Company, Provincial Dances Theater Russia, Company E Washington, Backhaus Dance Company Los Angels, Ballet Rijeka …).