Antonella Martinelli

Corps de Ballet

Antonella Martinelli

Antonella Martinelli. Photo by Karolina Kuras

Quick Facts

Born: Santa Fe, Argentina
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2007
Corps de Ballet since: 2008 – 2010
Rejoined: 2016


Five Things to Know

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  2. Antonella was born in Santa Fe, Argentina and speaks Spanish, Italian and English.
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  5. Thanks to the generous support of the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation, Antonella moved from Argentina to Toronto to train at Canada’s National Ballet School.
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  9. Antonella had a speaking role in the world premiere of Will Tuckett’s Pinocchio in 2017 as a Blue Fairy Shadow, helping to narrate and comment on the story.  
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  2. She performs in ballets throughout the company repertoire, such as Swan LakeRomeo and JulietGiselleOneginCinderellaA Streetcar Named DesireApolloMarguerite and ArmandApproximate Sonata 2016Petite Mort and Orpheus Alive.   
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  5. Antonella is a successful model with such companies as Canada Goose and she has also worked in film. She appears in Veronica Tennant’s short film Redamorphosis and in Keven Barnes’ The Rose Seller.  


Favourite Ballets

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  2. The Four Seasons 
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  5. The Second Detail 
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  9. Serenade 
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  12. Emergence 
  14. 5Swan Lake  



A Streetcar Named Desire
“Corps member Antonella Martinelli turns up the heat in New Orleans, with her standout, slinking sensuality.”
– The Globe and Mail 

Anna Karenina
“Martinelli’s Kitty is luminous, a young girl at her most fragile, and her most beautiful. What a lovely dancer she is, making Martinelli certainly one to watch.”
– Ludwig Van Toronto


The Peter Dwyer Award (2006)

Other Projects

Her studies at Canada’s National Ballet School were made possible by the generous support of the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation