Paul Matteson is an assistant professor in the School of Dance at University of the Arts. His current creative research explores the imaginative intertwining of text and movement. He is working with sculptor Rosalyn Driscoll on a new storytelling solo that will premiere at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in January.
Paul was a member of the internationally touring Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company from 2008 to 2013. He has also worked with David Dorfman Dance, Lisa Race, Terry Creach, Peter Schmitz, Keith Johnson, Neta Pulvermacher and others. He received a New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) for his “Body of Work” as a performer.
another piece apart, his duet with longtime collaborator Jennifer Nugent, premiered at New York Live Arts in 2018 and will be performed at The Bates Dance Festival next summer.
Paul regularly teaches at summer festivals, including The American Dance Festival, The Bates Dance Festival, SALT Dance and Provincial Dance Theater’s Summer School in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Paul earned a BA from Middlebury College with a Dance Major and Religion Minor and an MFA in Choreography from Bennington College.