Marcelo Martinez

Principal

From

Paraguay

Joined

2007 as Corps de Ballet

Promotions

Principal in 2010

Favorite Role

Dracula and Macbeth

Dancer Sponsors

Stefanie and Doug Kahn

Pas de Deux Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Green

About

Marcelo Martinez was born in Paraguay where he began his training at the former Academia de danza Bettina Ramos. He then continued his training in Brazil at the Centro de Dança Rio under the instruction of Maria Angelica Fiorani. At age 17 he was accepted into the Companhia Jovem do Teatro Municipal do Rio De Janerio where he danced under the directions of Dalal Aschar and Mariza Estrella. Mr. Martinez accepted a position with The Washington Ballet where he danced lead roles including Cavalier in The NutcrackerStravinsky Violin Concerto by Balanchine, and The Rite of Spring by Trey MacIntyre. In 2007, he joined Carolina Ballet and rose through the ranks. With Carolina Ballet he’s danced many principal roles. Mr. Martinez has also appeared as a guest artist with Greensboro Ballet, Susan Farrell Ballet, Arka Ballet and The Raleigh Dance Theater.