Gianni Di Marco
As a teacher, I am intrested in trying to infuse passion for learning as this will give the students the path to master their art.
Gianni Di Marco joined Boston Conservatory in 2006 as an instructor in partnering and advanced ballet technique. He also teaches somatic and advanced partnering repertoire. In 2016, he started “Step by Step!,” a dance program for children with autism.
Di Marco began his dance career with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, where he was promoted to first soloist. He has also performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Opera Liepzig Ballet, Boston Ballet, Festival Ballet of Providence, Rhode Island, and Tony Williams Dance Company. His roles include Romeo and Mercutio in Rudi Van Danzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Pas des Deux in Petipa’s Don Quixote, as well as works by Balanchine, Nacho Duato, J. Kylian, Hans Van Manen, Cranko, Danny Pelzig, and others.
Di Marco has choreographed more than 50 original works, including, Muñecas (2009), On The Brink (2007), and In the Window (2012) for Boston Conservatory, La Rondini (2003) for the Boston Lyric Opera, and Orpheus (2012) for Boston Baroque. He has created works for Boston Ballet, including The Nutcracker (1996), Dance on The Top Floor (1998), Raw Dance (2002-2005), and various gala balls (1999-2016), and multiple works for Festival Ballet, including Lady of the Camellias (2016), Scheherazade (2005), and El Amor Brujo (2009).
Di Marco has been teaching ballet and movement to children and adults since 2000. In addition to Boston Conservatory, he has taught at Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education, Harvard University, University of South Carolina, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. He was the principal of “Citydance,” a Boston Public Schools outreach program. In 2002, he founded “Adaptive Dance” with Michelina Cassella, a program for children with Down syndrome and autism at Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education.
Di Marco is a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. He has studied with National Ballet of Cuba and National Ballet of Canada. He has completed Cecchetti Certification, intermediate level; Certification for Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis® and Certification for Burdenko water therapy.
Professional Recognitions and Awards:
- Outstanding Dance Faculty of the Year (Boston Conservatory, 2012)
- Acknowlegement for Artistic Accomplishment in Dance (BCA, 2004)
- Inspirational Award (Virgian Williams, 2002)
- Best Dance Partner (Helsinki Ballet Competition, 1991)
- Recipient (Arnold Spohr Scholarshi, 1988)
- Lady of the Camellias (Festival Ballet of Rhode Island, 2016)—Choreographer
- La Bal Epoque (Boston Ballet Ball, 2016)—Choreographer
- Firebird (Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, 2016)—Choreographer, Performer
- Swan Lake (Festival Ballet of Rhode Island, 2016)—Performer
- Dance Medicine Symposium (Boston Children's Hospital, 2015)—Presenter