The Dancers

Massimo Margaria

Three By Ekman Massimo Margaria, performing Episode 31, St James Theatre, Wellington, NZ. 16.05.2017. Three By Ekman, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Season 17 May to 15 June 2017. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court

Massimo Margaria was born in Turin. He began his ballet studies as a teenager, training at the Liceo Coreutico Nuovo and at the Balletto di Toscana graduate programme.

In 2010 he took up a contract at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo in Sicily, subsequently performing with Compagnia DCE in Rome and with Maggiodanza in Florence. In 2014/15 he was a member of the Balletts Augsburg in Bavaria. His repertoire includes works by August Bournonville, William Forsythe (Step Text with Sylvie Guillem), Jiří Kylián’s and George Balanchine.

Massimo joined the RNZB in August 2015 and his early roles with the company included the Rustics in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and during the RNZB tour to UK and Italy in Andonis Foniadakis’ Selon désir. In 2016 he appeared in Selon désir, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, and as both the Tin Man and the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

2017 saw Massimo receive critical acclaim for his dynamic portrayal of Mercutio in Francesco Ventriglia’s Romeo and Juliet. He performed the central duet in Alexander Ekman’s Episode 31, featured in Tuplet and performed in Cacti as part of the Three By Ekman triple bill. Massimo danced the role of the Chief Bandit in Carmen by Roland Petit and Frédéri in Petit’s L’Arlésienn. He began 2018 as George Baines in The Piano: the ballet.


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