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Matthew Diamond (born 26 November 1951) is an American film and television director, producer and choreographer. Matthew Diamond was born in New York City of parents Irwin and Pearl (neé Ziffer) Diamond. He graduated from City College of New York with a B.A. in 1972 and attended the School of Performing Arts in New York City. He began his career as a dancer with the Louis Falco Dance Company from 1970–74, Jennifer Muller and the Works from 1975–76 and the Batsheva Dance Company, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1978. He was choreographer for the Bat–Dor Dance Company, and co-founded the dance company Diamond where he served as cofounder, artistic director, and choreographer from 1979–83. He also served as opera director for Children's Free Opera in 1983. He also choreographed for dance companies including The Washington Ballet, Batsheva Dance Company and Bat-Dor Dance Company of Israel. Diamond's choreography has been presented at Carnegie Hall, Jacob’s Pillow and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Choreographer Tere O'Connor danced in his company before becoming a choreographer on his own. Diamond was nominated for an Academy Award in 1999 for directing the documentary film The Dancemaker.