Massimo Margaria began 2018 as George Baines in The Piano: the ballet and ended the year performing the role of the Nutcracker and Drosselmeier in Val Caniparoli’s The Nutcracker. In between, he performed works by Corey Baker and Jiří Kylian in Dancing with Mozart, together with Danielle Rowe’s Remember, Mama in Strength & Grace.
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’Arlésienne.
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, 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.
Born in Turin, Massimo 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 and George Balanchine.
Romeo and Juliet
The Piano: the ballet