Antonella Martinelli

Corps de Ballet

Antonella Martinelli

Antonella Martinelli. Photo by Karolina Kuras


Antonella Martinelli was born in Santa Fe, Argentina and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. Antonella joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2007 and was a member of the Corps de Ballet from 2008 to 2010 before returning in 2016.

Antonella has danced the role of Kitty in the North America premiere of Anna Karenina. Her repertoire also includes Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Onegin, Cinderella, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, The Merry Widow, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Seagull, Pinocchio, An Italian Straw Hat, Apollo, Chaconne, The Dream, Marguerite and Armand, Paquita, The Four Seasons, The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, The Concert, Etudes, Glass Pieces, The Second Detail, Approximate Sonata 2016, Emergence, Cacti, Petite Mort, Paz de la Jolla and Orpheus Alive.

While a student at Canada’s National Ballet School, Antonella was the recipient of the Peter Dwyer Award. Her studies at the school were made possible by the generous support of the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation.

Quick Facts

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


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