Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet

Martí Paixà was born in Reus, Catalonia, Spain and grew up in Montbrió del Camp. From 2008 to 2011 he attended a private ballet school in his hometown, before he came to the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart from which he graduated in 2014.

In the season 2014/15 he became an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet, one season later he was taken into the Corps de ballet. In 2016 he was promoted to Demi Soloist; in 2017 to Soloist. He became a Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.

Martí Paixà’s repertory includes solo roles such as Paris and Benvolio in John Crankos Romeo and Juliet, the title role in Demis Volpi’s Krabat, Ali Baba and the Prince of the South in Marcia Haydée’s The Sleeping Beauty, Allan Gray in John Neumeier’s A Streetcar named Desire, Apollo in Demis Volpi’s Death in Venice as well as solo roles in works by Kenneth MacMillan, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Edward Clug and Marco Goecke. Resident Choreographer Demis Volpi created the title role in his The Soldier’s Tale and the Young Syrian in his Salome especially for him.

Leading Roles and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet

  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier): Allan Gray, Allan’s friend, paperboy, Doctor
  • Adagio Hammerklavier (Hans van Manen)
  • Arcadia (Douglas Lee)
  • Bliss (Johan Inger)
  • Boléro (Maurice Béjart): The rhythm
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): La puerta del vino, Des pas sur la neige, Voiles
  • Concerto for Flute and Harp (John Cranko)
  • Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Roles in Blue and in Purple
  • Death in Venice (Staging, Choreography: Demis Volpi): Apollon
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Gypsy Prince, Gypsy King
  • Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylián): Couple in white
  • Große Fuge (Hans van Manen)
  • Holberg Pas de deux (John Cranko)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): R., Solo roles in B. and E.
  • Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko): Hearts suite
  • Kammerballett (Hans van Manen)
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa): Solor
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi): Krabat, Tonda
  • L’Estro Armonico (John Cranko)
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton): Colas
  • Lamento (Andreas Heise)
  • Le Chant du Rossignol (Marco Goecke)
  • Le Jeune Homme et La Mort (Roland Petit)
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan): Hungarian officer
  • Mehlberg (Shaked Heller)
  • Miniatures (Douglas Lee): Pas de deux
  • Nachtmerrie (Marco Goecke)
  • One of a Kind (Jiří Kylián)
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Onegin, Lenski
  • Opus 1 (John Cranko)
  • Part of: Spuren (John Cranko): The past
  • Pas de trois from: Suite (Uwe Scholz)
  • Petite Mort (Jiří Kylián)
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Captain Belaye
  • Poème de l’Extase (John Cranko): Vision
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan): male leading role
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Romeo, Mercutio, Paris, Benvolio
  • Sanctus-Pas de deux from: Rquiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz): male leading role, solo role
  • Spring Waters (Asaf Messerer)
  • Ssss… (Edward Clug)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Companion of the Prince, Cavalier of the Princess of Spain
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine): solo role 1st movement
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Prince from Arroganza
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Armand Duval
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): The Nutcracker / Drosselmeier’s Nephew
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Petipa): Prince Desiré, Prince of the South, Ali Baba, Cavalier
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): Solo role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Petrucchio, Lucentio, Pas de six

Specially created Roles

  • Ascaresa (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • Cassiopeia’s Garden (Christian Spuck)
  • Naiad (Douglas Lee)
  • Neurons (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Patterns in ¾ (Edward Clug)
  • Petals (Louis Stiens)
  • PS (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Reflection/s (Roman Novitzky): Solo
  • Salome (Demis Volpi): The young Syrian
  • Take Your Pleasure Seriously (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • The Soldier’s Tale (Demis Volpi): The Soldier

Specially created Roles at Noverre: Young Choreographers

  • Deltangi (Timoor Afshar)
  • Pompei (Aurora De Mori)