GIANNI DI MARCO|
Gianni Di Marco, a native of Venezuela, began his dance training in 1981, in the Professional Division of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in Canada. He has also studied with The National Ballet of Canada, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and in Banff, Canada. He joined Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1988, was promoted to second soloist in 1990, and then to first soloist the following year. In 1994 through 1995 he danced with Les Grande Ballets Canadiens. Gianni joined Boston Ballet in 1995, retiring in 2005. In 1997, he took a year off to dance with Germany’s Oper Liepzig Ballet.
Gianni continues to perform, most recently appearing as “Drosselmeyer” in Ballet Rox’s 2009 The Urban Nutcracker. He has also delighted audiences as “Gamache” in Don Quixote, and as “The King” in The Princess and the Pea for Festival Ballet Providence, RI.
Gianni has choreographed a number of works for a variety of institutions throughout the region, including many Boston Ballet galas. Among them are Dance on the Top Floor and Raw Dance, a fundraiser for the Boston Ballet’s Dancers’ Resource Fund. Festival Ballet Providence has commissioned Scheherazade (2005), Azucar (2006) and El Amor Brujo (2007) and many short works including Killing Time, Amphibious Love, and Gracias a La Vida. Mr. Di Marco’s original work with Contrapose Dance includes Gitanis (2008) and Mark Warhol’s Scene’s de ballet (2009), and most recently Sanitas (2010).
Mr. Di Marco was named Principal of Citydance in 2005, Boston Ballet’s Outreach program which affects over 3,000 Boston Public School children each year. He also teaches in the Adaptive Dance Program, created at Boston Ballet School for children with Down syndrome, and is a faculty member of The Boston Conservatory.