Under the leadership of its Founder and Artistic Director José Mateo, the company has been presenting original ballet works and new interpretations of classical ballets since its inception in 1985. With a repertory of over 50 original works and New England’s longest running interpretation of The Nutcracker, Mr. Mateo has earned the reputation as one of the nation’s most prolific choreographers. Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre has established itself as not only a school but also a renowned center for the performing arts.
A Reputation for Excellence
Praised by local and national critics and hailed by Boston Magazine as “Best of Boston, Dance Performance,” the 20-member company presents its repertory works at The Sanctuary Theatre located in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge. This intimate, cabaret-style venue offers a ballet experience unlike any other with close-up views of the dancers and cocktails during the show.
The Company’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker is currently being performed in two Boston theatres—The Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston’s Theatre District and the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester.
A Legacy of Exciting Performances
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s reputation for excellence in the performing arts is made possible by an exceptionally talented artistic staff. We are proud to maintain a company of dancers that deliver performances in keeping with the quality achieved by the alumni of past years. For more information about our rigorous audition process, find out what it takes to join the company. The company at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre is proud of its history and ongoing achievement in the performing arts.