Faculty - Saul Marziali

 Saul Marziali was born in Milan, Italy. At the age of 10 he started ballet training at the School of the Milano Teatro alla Scala and continued his studies for 4 years at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Russia, graduating in 1987 from both schools. 


Mr. Marziali joined the Zurich Opera House under the direction of Uwe Scholz, where he was promoted to Soloist in 1992. He then went on to dance with "Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo” in Monaco, Leipzig Opera House in Germany, and La Scala Ballett Company in Italy, where he worked with guest teachers like: L. Arujo, P. Beamish, K. Bennetts, W. Burman, L. and P. Dobrievic, A. Francillion, A. Hall, T. Härm, P. Neary, A. Rizzi, P. Ruanne, P. Schaufuss, E. Terabust, T. Van Cauwenberg und V. Verdy. 


Apart from dancing in the classical repertoire of La Scala he was also dancing in Balanchine's Agon (set by Patricia Neary), Mats Ek's Giselle and Forsythe's “In the Middle somewhat elevated” (set by William Forsythe and Kathrin Bennets). For the season 1999/2000 he was member of the Bern Ballett in Switzerland, where he performed the role of the Death in Robert North's "Death and the Maiden"(set by Robert North).


Since August 2000 Mr. Marziali is freelance Ballet Master and Principal Dancer. In 2000 he toured Italy with the company "Balletto del Sud" in Swan Lake as Prince Siegfried with the first soloist of the Sofia Opera House, Diliana Nikiforova, at the Gala evening in Lecce (Italy) in the pas de deux of Le Corsaire and Swan Lake act 2, and Prince Desiré with the ABT soloist Xiomara Reyes, for the new production of The Sleeping Beauty. 


His most important roles include Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream - (Uwe Scholz), The Prince in Firebird -(Scholz), Romeo in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, James in La Silphyde - (Bournonville/Schaufuss), Desirè in The Sleeping Beauty - Petipa/Scholz) end the Death in Robert North's Death and The Maiden.


The most important Choreographers: Balanchine, Tudor, Mats Ek, Petipa, Scholz, Cranko, Nureyev, Forsythe, Bournonville, Petit and Robert North. 


Mr. Marziali is presently guest Ballet Master Internationally.





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