de España under the direction of Alberto Lorca, which later became the National Ballet of Spain.
Juan Mata began taking classes with the great master teacher, choreographer and dancer Jose Granero at the Amor de Dios studios in Madrid at the age of ten. At fourteen he made his debut as a professional dancer in Jose Greco's company during the Royal Festival in London, and toured throughout Europe and the United States. He was awarded a scholarship to study at New York's Harkness Ballet, after which he was invited to be a part of the creation of said ballet in Europe, based in Gestaad, Switzerland. Along with founding the National Ballet of Spain with Ana Gonzalez, Mr. Mata has set ballets for Lola Greco, Ballet Fantasia, and Ballet del Camborio.
Together, Juan and Ana have toured the globe working with many legendary artists and setting historic ballets, including Amor Brujo on the Ensemble Español in 2003 and Alegrias y Jaleos in 2006 to critical acclaim.