Biography

List of works

In a landscape; Busan International Dance Festival, Korea, June 2017

Sinfonietta; East/West ballet evening, Croatian National Ballet in Split, Mai 2017

Apropos Liebe, Mecklenburg State Theater Ballet, November 2016
La Gioconda (Opera), Musiktheater im Revier, April 2016
Firebird, Saarland National Theater Ballet, April 2016
Parlez-moi d’amour, Leipzig Ballet, October 2015        
Transkriptionen, Theater Nordhausen, February 2015        
Eine Winterreise, Brotfabrik Bühne Bonn, February 2014        
"We were right here !!”, Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, April 2013     
Promenade (short film), selected for the One Minute Dance Film Festival in Amsterdam, March 2013
Voices, Noverre Gesellschaft, Stuttgart Ballet, June 2010        
Kaiser Waltzer, Leipzig Opera Ball, Oct. 2008        
Tango Concerto, Gala, Tokyo, July 2008        
Und so weiter…, Open Air Festival, Moritzbastei, Leipzig, June 2008       
Lob der Tränen, Leipzig Ballet, Oct. 2007     
Lady, Leipzig Ballet, April 2007        
Funiculi and O sole mio, Leipzig Opera Ball, Oct. 2006        
Des Variations de l’Amour, Gala, Albi, July 2006        
Apologie du Couple le Matin au Réveil, Paris Opera, June 2006
Pars de l’Autre, Soirée RARE, Paris Opera, April 2006

Martin Chaix was born in 1980 in Albi (France), where he began his classical ballet training in 1986.

In 1993 he was accepted at the École de Danse de l'Opéra National de Paris where he studied until 1999 and directly joined the Paris Opera Ballet (dir. Brigitte Lefèvre). In 2006 he was offered a soloist position at the Leipziger Ballett (dir. Paul Chalmer) experiencing a whole new repertoire and taking part in new creations.
In 2009 he became a member of the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg  (dir. Martin Schläpfer) where he danced as a soloist until 2015.

During these years he worked in many ballets from different styles and techniques, from classical to modern, in reprises from Roland Petit, Angelin Preljocaj, Carolyn Carlson, Rudolf Nureyev, John Neumeier, George Balanchine, Pina Bausch, Uwe Scholz, John Cranko, Jiri Kylián, Hans van Manen and Mats Ek, among others and took part in creations from Michel Kelemenis, Jean-Claude Galotta, Johan Greben and Uri Ivgi,  Amanda Miller, Edouard Lock, Kader Belarbi, Marco Goecke and Martin Schläpfer, among others.

Since 2015 he is working as a freelance choreographer.

Making his choreographic debut in 2006 at the Paris Opera Ballet he created since then a few works in different Young Choreographer evenings, specially for the renowned Noverre Society Young Choreographer evening in 2010, and engaged in different projects aside such as the Moritzbastei’s Summer Festival 2008, the opening gala of the ICZ Leipzig (Internationales Choreographisches Zentrum) and, on the invitation of the Brotfabrik Bühne Bonn, created a full-length ballet, Eine Winterreise, in 2014.

Very soon after the beginning of his career he received official commissions and collaborated with companies such as the Leipzig Ballet (2007 and 2015), the Ballett am Rhein (2013), the Theatre Nordhausen Ballet (2014), the Saarland National Theater Ballet in Saarbrücken (2016), the Musiktheater im Revier (2016), the Mecklenburg State Theater Ballet (2016) and the Croatian National Ballet in Split (2017).

Along with his different choreographic projects Martin Chaix is also doing some short films and photographies. One of his work has been selected for the One Minute Film Festival in Amsterdam in 2013.