Mattia Teora was born in Milan, Italy. At 12, he started learning ballet and then enrolled in Centro Formazione AIDA, a professional academy in his hometown. In 2016, he received a scholarship for San Francisco Ballet School. Throughout his training, Mattia attended summer programs with Paris Opera Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School. He has also attended the 2019 Grand Audition in Barcelona where he placed as a finalist. In his career, Mattia has danced in many roles but his most cherished are the Russian dance performed with San Francisco Ballet and the lead role in Little Story by Joshua Peugh performed with Tulsa Ballet. Upon graduation in 2019, Mattia was offered a contract with Tulsa Ballet II and was a member for two years before joining Cleveland Ballet in 2021.