Under the leadership of its Founder and Artistic Director José Mateo, the company has presented original ballet works and new interpretations of classical ballets since its inception in 1987. With a repertory of over 50 original works and New England’s longest-running production of The Nutcracker, Mr. Mateo is the recipient of the 2017/18 Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Commonwealth Award for Achievement and is one of the area’s most prolific choreographers. José Mateo Ballet Theatre has established itself not only as a school but also a renowned center for the performing arts.
Praised by local and national critics and hailed by Boston Magazine as “2018 Best of Boston, Dance Troupe,” the 20-member company presents its repertory works at The Sanctuary Theatre housed 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 production of The Nutcracker is presented annually in two of Boston’s most popular theatres—The Cutler Majestic Theatre in the city’s Theatre District and the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester.