|About||José Mateo Ballet Theatre is a nonprofit professional performance company and school.|
Our mission is to:
- Create new ballets of excellence that are stimulating and culturally relevant to diverse audiences.
- Create an innovative approach to ballet training that welcomes diversity, and ensures unanimous participation and achievement by all students.
- Create sustainable, inclusive and engaging outreach programs that make ballet accessible to participants of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.
- Reposition the role of dance in our culture and expand its purpose in the education of youth and enrichment of community locally and beyond.
|Description||Founded in 1986, the organization has gained a distinctive reputation for its innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach. After recently signing a 41-year lease with the National Historic Landmark Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square, JMBT started a renovation project to transform this architectural gem into a world-class dance and performance space.|
2018 Boston Magazine's "2018 Best of Boston, Dance Troupe"
2017-2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council's Commonwealth Award for Achievement