Mathew Heggem, originally from the Pacific Northwest of Washington State, now lives in NYC and balances a career between business and the arts.
As an artist, he has performed with various choreographers, including: Nicholas Leichter Dance, ClancyWorks Dance Company, Clyde Forth Visual Theater, Jennifer Monson, and as a soloist for historical reconstructions as part of The Art of the Solo. He has presented his own work at arts festivals, cabarets, and theaters throughout the North East, including: Cabaret Cataplexy; Queer Art Impact’s ‘Come As You Are’ Festival and Gay Wars; various evenings at Dixon Place and The Tank; the New Dance Alliance’s ‘Performance Mix Festival’, the Gloucester New Arts Festival and the Transmodern Festival. He was also an artist in residence for the acclaimed Djerassi Resident Artist Program. He has been on faculty at the Goucher Summer Arts Institute and Experimental Movement Concepts, was a resident artist for the Trinity College LaMaMa Summer Arts program, and taught workshops for various colleges, high schools and private performing arts institutions.
In the world of business, Mathew comes from a background in nonprofit management and arts administration, including several years consulting individual artists and start-up, non-profits on strategic planning, marketing, audience development, and fundraising. Today, he is the CEO of SUM Innovation (formerly known as The Bookkeeping Company of New York City), a fast-growing accounting firm, which serves entrepreneurs and growing businesses throughout the world. He is interested most in the possibilities of accounting technology, starting the SUMTech initiative, as well as leadership and team development.
Mathew holds a BA in Dance from Goucher College, with a minor in comparative religious studies, and is currently working to become certified as a Feldenkrais practitioner.