About me

Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet, Martí Paixà is a brilliant young artist whose star has soared rapidly thanks to his on-stage charisma, wide range of dramatic expressivity, and impeccable technical skill.

Martí Paixà

PHOTOGRAPHER: Bernd Weissbrod

Born in Catalonia, Spain, Paixà attended a private ballet school in his hometown, before joining the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, from which he graduated in 2014. In the 2014/15 season he became an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet and was soon taken into the Corps de ballet. His career quickly rocketed: three months later he was promoted to Demi Soloist and the following year, to Soloist. He became a Principal Dancer at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.

Paixà's Repertory

Paixà’s repertory includes the main role of Armand in Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias,Onegin in Cranko’s homonymous work, Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew (also by Cranko),Prince Desiré in Sleeping Beauty (choreography by Marcia Haydée), as well as solo roles in works by Kenneth MacMillan, Jiri Kylián, Hans van Manen, Edward Clug and Marco Goecke. Paixà created the title role for The Soldier’s Tale, a ballet by Demis Volpi, and this season will debut as Romeo in Cranko’s version of the Shakespearean tragedy.

Paixà as Armand Duval in The Lady of the Camellias, choreography by John Neumeier for Stuttgart Ballet. Photographer: Bernd Weissbrod


Paixà versatility can be illustrated in the contrasting roles performed in The Taming of the Shrew: he has masterfully played both the boorish Petruccio as well as the romantic Lucentio and was lauded as “an artist that relies on his prowess, technically and dramatically brilliant”—with a “soaring elevation” that is “particularly dazzling” (Der Opernfreund). As the arrogant Onegin in Cranko’s ballet, critics highlighted the “skill in the array of facial expressions and gestures, paired with the smooth and soft danseur noble quality” (Online Merker). Seeing Dance pronounced him “a superb Onegin” who “fills the stage” and drew attention to his wonderful partnering skills: “Paixà is caring and considerate, his lifts are strong and effortless”. Tanznetz highlighted his “extraordinary radiance and presence as Prince Desiré” in Sleeping Beauty, while Stuttgarter Zeitung wrote that “Paixà as Armand [in Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias] not only impresses with effervescent emotions, but also with meticulous technique and well-gauged virtuosity”. Indeed, the latter ballet consistently plays to sold out audiences that seek him out in the role.

Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, choreography by Roland Petit. Photographer: Bernd Weissbrod


  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier): Allan Gray
  • Adagio Hammerklavier (Hans van Manen)
  • Arcadia (Douglas Lee)
  • Bliss (Johan Inger)
  • Boléro (Maurice Béjart)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): La puerta del vino, Des pas sur la neige, Voiles
  • Cassiopeia’s Garden (Christian Spuck)
  • Concerto for Flute and Harp (John Cranko)
  • Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Roles in Blue and in Purple
  • Dark Glow (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Death in Venice (Staging, Choreography: Demis Volpi): Apollon
  • Deltangi (Timoor Afshar)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Gypsy Prince, Gypsy King
  • Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylián): Couple in White
  • Giselle (nach Coralli, Perrot, Petipa)
  • Große Fuge (Hans van Manen)
  • Hikarizatto (Itzik Galili)
  • Holberg Pas de deux (John Cranko)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): R., Solo roles in B. and E.
  • Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko): Hearts suite
  • Kaash (Akram Khan)
  • Kammerballett (Hans van Manen)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi)
  • L’Estro Armonico (John Cranko)
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton): Colas
  • Lamento (Andreas Heise)
  • Le Chant du Rossignol (Marco Goecke)
  • Le Jeune Homme et La Mort (Roland Petit)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck)
  • Lucid Dream (Marco Goecke)
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan): Hungarian officer
  • Mehlberg (Shaked Heller)
  • Miniatures (Douglas Lee): Pas de deux
  • Nachtmerrie (Marco Goecke)
  • Naiad (Douglas Lee)
  • Neurons (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • No Men’s Land (Edward Clug)
  • One of a Kind (Jiří Kylián)
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Onegin, Lenski
  • Suite (Uwe Scholz): pas de trois
  • Patterns in ¾ (Edward Clug)
  • Petals (Louis Stiens)
  • Petite Mort (Jiří Kylián)
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Captain Belaye
  • Poème de l’Extase (John Cranko): Vision
  • Pompei (Aurora De Mori)
  • PS (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Reflection/s (Roman Novitzky): Solo
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Mercutio, Paris, Benvolio, pas de deux
  • Salome (Demis Volpi): The young Syrian
  • Sanctus-Pas de deux from: Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Spring Waters (Asaf Messerer)
  • Ssss… (Edward Clug)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Companion of the Prince, Cavalier to Princess of Spain
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine): solo role 1st movement
  • Take Your Pleasure Seriously (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Prince from Arroganza
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Armand Duval
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): The Nutcracker / Drosselmeier’s Nephew
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Petipa): Prince Desiré, Prince of the South, Ali Baba, Cavalier
  • The Soldier’s Tale (Demis Volpi): The Soldier
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): Solo role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Petrucchio, Lucentio, Pas de six