José Mateo Ballet Theatre
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Arts & Culture
Location400 HARVARD STCAMBRIDGE, MA 02138 United States
Dance for World Community™ is a project presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre that harnesses the vastly underutilized power of dance to improve the social and environmental health of our communities locally and beyond. Dance for World Community™ builds local and global networks and creates enduring partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. It invites, engages, and empowers everyone to participate in collaborative action and celebration for the well-being of children, their families, and their communities.
Founded in 1986, José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s company and school have forged a new model for a ballet organization through innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach. Critically acclaimed, José Mateo Ballet Theatre is distinguished as the only ballet company in New England to produce an entire repertory by it’s own resident choreographer.
After performing at Boston’s Emerson Majestic Theatre for a decade, the company has been based at the Sanctuary Theatre since 2001.
The school, which provides expert dance training to young dancers ages 3-18 and adults of all ages and levels, has been a leader in creating broader access to the art form. It has developed an inclusive approach with new teaching methods that allow students to excel beyond expectation.