Matthew Griffin began his formal ballet training in 2010 under Sergiy Mikhailov and Darya Fedotova at The School of Russian Ballet in Sarasota, Florida. Griffin attended Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Arts Administration. Griffin started with Cincinnati Ballet as an Apprentice for the 2017-2018 Season. He was promoted to New Dancer for the 2018-2019 Season and then Corps de Ballet beginning in the 2019-2020 Season. Griffin has performed featured roles in Dancing to Oz by Victoria Morgan (Tin Man), Neat by Taylor Carrasco, and Clockwise by Melissa Gelfin De-Poli. Griffin has also danced in the ensemble of ballets by George Balanchine, Jennifer Archibald, Travis Wall, Myles Thatcher, Jiří Kylián, David Morse, Nicolo Fonte, Devon Carney, Septime Webre, Heather Britt, Adam Hougland, and others.