Paul Matteson MFA '07

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Paul Matteson is a New York-based choreographer, performer, and teacher. He was a principal dancer with the internationally touring Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company from 2008 to 2012, performing at The Kennedy Center Honors and featured in The American Masters documentary Bill T. Jones: A Good Man. His duet collaborations with Jennifer Nugent have been presented in New York City by Danspace Project, Symphony Space, and the Dance Theater Workshop. From 2000 to 2005, Matteson was a member of David Dorfman Dance and Race Dance; he has also performed for Terry Creach, Peter Schmitz, Kota Yamazaki, Chamecki/Lerner, Jamie Cunningham, Neta Pulvermacher, Susan Sgorbati, Helena Franzen, and Keith Johnson. Matteson has been a guest artist at numerous universities in the United States and abroad and has taught and performed at The American Dance Festival, The Bates Dance Festival, and The Florida Dance Festival. In 2002, he received a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award for his body of work, and in 2014, he received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in Choreography. Matteson joined Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College in the fall of 2012 as an assistant professor of dance.

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