Corps de Ballet
Originally from Boca Raton, FL, Elizabeth Mateer began her formal ballet training with the Fort Lauderdale Ballet Classique under the direction of Magda Auñon. She then continued her training from 2004-2007 with Magaly Suarez at the Art of Classical Ballet School. In 2007, Ms. Mateer received the Full Merit Scholarship to attend The School of American Ballet Summer Course in New York City and was then invited to study full-time at SAB for two years. While there, she danced in George Balanchine’s Serenade and Stars and Stripes in The School of American Ballet Workshop performances as well as in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature with New York City Ballet. She also supplemented her training by attending summer programs at Boston Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School on scholarship.
In 2009, Ms. Mateer deferred her acceptance from Harvard University to join Pennsylvania Ballet II. She was promoted to Apprentice for the 2011-2012 Season and to the Corps de Ballet for the 2012-2013 Season. Since joining the Company, she has danced in numerous ballets including Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake and Liturgy, Jerome Robbins' In G Major and The Concert, John Cranko's Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, Roland Petit’s Carmen, Alexei Ratmansky's Jeu de Cartes, Matthew Neenan’s Carmina Burana and Shift to Minor, William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and The Second Detail, Larry Keigwin's Canvas, and George Balanchine’s Agon, Who Cares?, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Square Dance, Ballo della Regina, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Allegro Brillante, and Serenade. Her featured roles include Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Pink Couple) and Petite Mort (5th Pas de Deux), Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations (Variation VI), Emeralds (Pas de Trois) and Diamonds (Demi-Soloist) from Jewels, and The Four Temperaments (First Theme). She has danced principal roles in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, Forsythe's In the middle, somewhat elevated, Robert Weiss’ Grieg: Piano Concerto, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (The Sugarplum Fairy) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena). Ms. Mateer currently attends the University of Pennsylvania.