Joined Ballet Arizona: 2023
Training: Ballettschule Theater Basel, Joffrey Academy of Dance, The School of Ballet Arizona
Martina Azzolini is from Italy, where she started her ballet training at the early age of 3, and immediately fell in love with it.
Already at the age of 12, she knew she wanted to become a professional ballet dancer.
After few years of professional training, she then moved to Basel, Switzerland, in 2017 to attend the Ballettschule Theater Basel, where she then graduated 3 years later, in 2020.
During her time in Basel she had the opportunity to get in touch with Balanchine’s repertoire and style, contemporary and modern classes, in addition to Forsythe workshops, Heinz Spoerli’s Chäs and performed Kenneth MacMillan’s Soirées Musicales.
She later joins the Joffrey Academy of Dance Chicago’s Trainee Program in 2021, where she performed Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi, Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote in the role of Cupid, George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and contemporary works.
After completing Joffrey’s Trainee Program in June 2023, she joins Ballet Arizona’s Summer Intensive.
Outside of ballet, Martina enjoys baking, reading, working out and spending time with friends. She is excited to be dancing with Ballet Arizona this Season!