- Boca Raton, Florida
- 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, Arabian, French, and Sugar Plum Fairy); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Russian Princess). Her repertory includes Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings; Scarlett’s Frankenstein; and Tomasson’s Swan Lake.
Elsewhere, she 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). Her repertory includes Balanchine’s Agon, Ballo della Regina, Diamonds, Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Square Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Who Cares?; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Neenan’s Carmina Burana; Petipa’s Giselle; Petit’s Carmen; and Wheeldon’s Swan Lake.
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.