Helena native Matthew Nottingham has a vision to win the coveted mirror ball trophy. Matthew is an Optometrist at Helena Vision Center and when he’s not busy learning new dance moves, he can be found fly fishing or rafting all over the world. “My girlfriend encouraged me to do this and I am having a blast!” Dr. Nottingham is partnered with Lizzie Johnson who has danced with Queen City since 2007.

This Montana Teacher of the Year 2012 is setting the dance world on edge with his mad skills that he has refined as a physical education teacher at Helena Middle School. Induction into the University of Montana Western Teacher Hall of Fame in 2012 has prepared him to take home the 2017 DWHS Mirror Ball trophy with partner and former student, Haley Wright. Haley, a senior at Helena High, has danced with Queen City Ballet since 2003.

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