Diana Martinez Morales

1977, ES


Diana Martinez Morales was born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet in 1996. She was promoted to demi-soloist in 2000/2001 and to soloist in 2002/2003.
Her repertory of leading and solo roles includes: Princess Aurora and the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée), Myrtha in Giselle (Reid Anderson and Valentina Savina), the Queen of Dryads and Mercedes in Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra), the Solo-Fairy in A Midsummernight’s Dream (J.C. Blavier), Manon in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier), Odette/Odile in John Cranko’s Swan Lake (Debut in January 2003), Martha Gräfin von Geschwitz in Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck, Debut in December 2003).
Furthermore she has danced major roles such as: the main role in the first movement in Symphony in C, Polyhymnia in Apollo, Choleric in The Four Temperaments (all George Balanchine), the Queen in The Cage (Jerome Robbins), Role in Blue in Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins) as well as solo-roles in Le Sacre du Printemps (Glen Tetley), 5 Tangos and Kleines Requiem (Hans van Manen), Stepping Stones (Jirí Kylián), Initials R.B.M.E. and Brouillards (John Cranko), Herman Schmerman, Approximate Sonata and Love Songs (all William Forsythe), dos amores (Christian Spuck), still.nest (Dominique Dumais), Now and Then (John Neumeier), Delta Inserts (Kevin O’Day), Hans van Manen’s Grosse Fuge, Vergessenes Land (Jirí Kylián), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (George Balanchine) and Marc Spradling’s ballet melodious gimmick to keep the boys in line. (2005).

Roles have been created especially for her by Daniela Kurz (in Ashes), Itzik Galili (in Hikarizatto, 2004), Wayne McGregor (in Nautilus, 2003; in EDEN I EDEN, 2005).
Diana Martinez Morales received her first ballet lessons at her mother’s ballet school in Las Palmas, later she continued at the Victor Ullate ballet school in Madrid, where she was an apprentice at the Ballet Victor Ullate and danced in ballets such as Les Sylphides (Michail Fokine) and Theme and Variations (George Balanchine). In 1994 she changed to the Hamburg Ballet School with a scholarship by the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation. There she danced Les Sylphides (Michail Fokine) Vaslaw and Yondering (John Neumeier) as well as a gypsy in the production of La Traviata at the Hamburgische Staatsoper.

Diana Martinez Morales graduated in 1996 and became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet. Diana founded after her successful ballet career as a Soloist at the Stuttgart Ballet and a retraining an successful Pilates studio in Las Palmas with her partner Christian Pérez Vetter.