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Corps de Ballet

Elizabeth Mateer

Elizabeth Mateer

Biography

  • BORN

    Boca Raton, Florida

  • TRAINING

    Fort Lauderdale Ballet Classique
    Art of Classical Ballet
    Boston Ballet School (summer program)
    Pacific Northwest Ballet School (summer program)
    School of American Ballet

  • COMPANY MEMBERSHIP

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2016

Elizabeth Mateer has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Haffner Symphony (soloist) and Nutcracker (Queen of the Snow, Sugar Plum Fairy, Spanish, Arabian, and French); Robbins’ Fancy Free (pas de deux); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Russian Princess). She created a featured role in Dawson’s Anima Animus and a corps de ballet role in Pita’s Björk Ballet.

Her repertory includes Balanchine’s Diamonds and Serenade; Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings; Robbins’ The Cage and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Scarlett’s Frankenstein; and Tomasson’s On a Theme of Paganini, The Sleeping Beauty (Tsarina, Garland Dance, Countess, Ladies of the Court, Nymphs, and Polonaise), and Swan Lake.

Elsewhere, Elizabeth danced principal or featured roles in Balanchine’s Emeralds (pas de trois), The Four Temperaments (1st Theme), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugarplum Fairy), and Raymonda Variations (Variation 6); Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated (principal) and The Second Detail (principal); Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Pink Couple) and Petite Mort (5th pas de deux); Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes (principal); Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun (principal); and Wheeldon’s Liturgy (principal) and Polyphonia (principal).

Q&A

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

I love the green romantic tutus in Emeralds because they move so elegantly with Balanchine's sweeping choreography. Long tulle skirts always make me feel very “ballerina.”

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A DANCER? WHY?

After performing Liturgy by Christopher Wheeldon with my good friend and partner Lorin Mathis—that experience was the most confident and free I've ever felt onstage.

WHAT'S YOUR PERFECT DAY?

One in which I sleep well, eat well, laugh with friends, dance something I love, see something inspiring, and spend time in nature.