Martin Chaix was born 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 this company he worked with some of the most renowned contemporary choreographers and danced in a few of the main classical ballets of the repertoire.
In 2006 he pursued his career at the Leipziger Ballett (dir. Paul Chalmer) as a soloist and experienced a whole new repertoire and took part in new creations.
Finally, in 2009 he became a member of the Ballett am Rhein (dir. Martin Schläpfer) where along with Martin Schläpfer's creations and reprises he participated in many new works from different new choreographers and danced in some ballets from acclaimed choreographers.
He makes his choreographic début in 2006 with Pars de l'Autre, at the Soirée RARE (benefit gala for rare diseases) at the Opera Bastille's amphitheater and later the same year Apologie du couple le matin au réveil for the Soirée Jeunes Chorégraphes evening at the Paris Opera and Des Variations de l’Amour, premiered in his hometown.
With the Leipziger Ballett he took part in the famous Leipzig Opera Ball for which he created consecutively Funiculi and O sole mio. In 2007 he got his very first commissioned work, Lady, which was performed in the triple bill ballet evening Shakespeare Made in Leipzig and participated in the Junge Choreografen evening where he choreographed Lob der Tränen.
Outside the company he participated in different project such as the Moritzbastei’s Summer Festival for which he created Und so weiter... in 2008 and, later this year, he choreographed Tango Concerto for Giovanni di Palma commissioned for the opening gala of the ICZ Leipzig (Internationales Choreographisches Zentrum) directed by Montserrat Leon.
During his years in Düsseldorf, he took part of the renowned Noverre-Gesellschaft evening in Stuttgart where he created Voices for Katja Wünsche and Laurent Guilbault.
For the season 2012-13, Martin Schläpfer commissioned him a ballet for the Ballett am Rhein, “We were right here!!”, ballet for 12 dancers, with the costumes from Catherine Voeffray and the set design from Felix Aarts, which premiered in February 2013.
Outside the company, he created his first full-length ballet, Eine Winterreise, for Ann-Kathrin Adam, Friedrich Pohl and Rashaen Arts, performed for the Brotfabrik Bühne Bonn in February 2014 and the following year at the Fabrik Heeder.
In the year 2015, he was invited by the Theatre Nordhausen Ballet Company, directed by Jutta Ebnother, where he created Transkriptionen, and took part in the Französisches Chansons evening with the Leipzig Ballet with a creation, Parlez-moi d’amour (Tell me about love).
Along with different choreographic projects he 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.