Five College Dance Department

AC & MHC Welcome Paul Matteson

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance and the Mount Holyoke College Department of Dance welcome PAUL MATTESON to their new, tenure-track, shared position in Contemporary Dance and Performance. Paul received his B.A. in Religious Studies and Dance from Middlebury College, and his M.F.A. in choreography from Bennington College. He is a Bessie Award–winning performer and choreographer who has been performing with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company since 2008. He has also performed with Kota Yamazaki, David Dorfman Dance, and Creach/Company, among others, at such venues as the Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Kitchen, Joyce Theater, and Symphony Space, all in New York. He performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., when Bill T. Jones was honored in 2010, and at the Metropolitan Opera in Doug Varone’s Rite of Spring. His recent choreography includes Edgewater, performed at New York City’s Judson Church and as part of the Family Matters series at Dance Theater Workshop; Step Touch, a duet with Jennifer Nugent; and Pieced Apart, also performed with Nugent. He has previously taught at Colby College, Juilliard School, Queens College, Bennington College, and been on the faculty at Bard College since 2011. He has taught at numerous festivals from Miami to Moscow, and will be teaching at the Bates Dance Festival this summer.