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2010/2011 Season

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KATHI MARTUZA / PRINCIPAL DANCER
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Joined OBT in 2003 / Principal Dancer since rankings established

Kathi Martuza
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Born in Boston, Kathi Martuza began her serious ballet training at Maryland Youth Ballet when she was 12 and spent summers training at American Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet Academy. Prior to joining OBT, she danced with San Francisco Ballet for six years. Roles have been created for Kathi by Christopher Stowell, Julia Adam, Mark Morris, Yuri Possokhov and James Kudelka. In 2005, Dance Magazine named her to its annual list of "25 to Watch" and in 2007, Ms. Martuza was featured on the cover of Pointe Magazine's October/November issue.

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Divergence Divergence Emerald Retrospective 1 Emerald Retrospective 1 Emerald Retrospective 1
Left Unsaid - 1 Left Unsaid - 2 Nutcracker08 - 3 Lambarena - 1 Lambarena - 3
The Cage - 3 RUSH - 3 Zais - 1 Slaughter - 1 Slaughter - 2
Slaughter - 3 The Four Temperaments - 2 Adin - 1 Winter - 2 Winter - 3
Winter - 4 Winter - 11 Underwood Summer - 7 Angelo - 4
Quick Time - 1 Quick Time - 2 Ronnie Underwood Season 04-05 - 3 Season 04-05 - 1
Concerto Barocco - 1 Nutcracker 04 - 4 Concerto Grosso - 1 Opus 50 - 2 Opus 50 - 3
Adin - 3 Duo Concertant - 1 Duo Concertant - 2 There Where She Loved - 1

 

FEATURED ROLES
Since joining OBT, Ms. Martuza has danced featured roles in:

Julia Adam’s

  • Angelo (Wife)
  • il nodo

Sir Frederick Ashton’s

  • Façade (Polka)

George Balanchine’s

  • Apollo (Calliope)
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Divertimento No. 15 (Fourth Variation)
  • Duo Concertant
  • The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic, Choleric)
  • The Nutcracker (The Sugarplum Fairy, Dew Drop, Arabian)
  • Rubies
  • Serenade (What role?)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Striptease Girl)

Val Caniparoli’s

  • Lambarena

Charles Czarny’s

  • Concerto Grosso (Warm-Up, Tight Rope)

Nicolo Fonte’s

  • Left Unsaid
  • Bolero

William Forsythe’s

  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

James Kudelka’s

  • Almost Mozart (Duet)
  • Hush (II)

Lar Lubovitch’s

  • Concerto Six Twenty-Two (Allegro, Rondo Soloist)

Peter Martins’

  • Ash

 

 

 

 

Trey McIntyre’s

  • Just
  • Like A Samba

Yuri Possokhov’s

  • Firebird (The Princess)
  • La Valse (I, II)
  • Raymonda (Second Variation)

Jerome Robbins’s

  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • The Cage (The Queen)
  • The Concert (The Wife)
  • In the Night (2nd Couple)

Christopher Stowell’s

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Pas de Deux
  • Adin
  • Eyes On You (In the Still of the Night, Begin the Beguine, So In Love)
  • Quick Time
  • Opus 50
  • The Sleeping Beauty, Act III (The Lilac Fairy, Pas de Quatre)
  • Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Act I Pas de Trois, Two Swans, Act III Pas de Trois, Czardas, Russian)
  • Tolstoy’s Waltz
  • Zaïs

Kent Stowell’s

  • Through Eden’s Gates (Paseo, Chôro)
  • Orpheus Portrait

Helgi Tomasson’s

  • Blue Rose (Sunday Rag, Mute Princess)

Christopher Wheeldon’s

  • RUSH (Demi-Soloist)
  • There Where She Loved (The Wish, Nana’s Lied)

 

 

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