Jose Traba has performed principal and soloist roles with Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Chicago, New Orleans City Ballet and has been a guest artist with companies across the U.S. and abroad. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, New York City Opera, Washington Ballet and has appeared in television in works on PBS and on Live from Lincoln Center.

He has also been a judge and taught master classes at conventions for Dance Educators of America. Among his teaching credits are Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, The Harkness Center for Dance, Ballet Academy East, The Ailey Extention, Miami City Ballet School, South Carolina Dance Conservatory,The New Schools' Eugene Lang College, International Summer Dance Academy in London and The Festival of Theater and Dance in Japan.