Mattia Santini

Mattia Santini

Corps de ballet

Born: 1998

Nationality: Italian

Education: Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2009-13, San Francisco Ballet School, 2013-16, and American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, 2016-17

Career: Joined the Royal Danish Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2017

Awards: Gold Medal at the World Dance Cup, Bucharest, 2014


What was the first ballet you saw? 
The first ballet I ever saw was Coppelia at Teatro alla Scala in 2009. It was a magical experience, and I remember thinking: one day I want to be on that stage and dance like they do. 

Why do you dance? 
I dance because dance is what I am and it means everything to me. It is a way for me to express myself and be happy and in a place where I don't have to worry about anything. 

Why do you think ballet is relevant today? 
Ballet is definitely relevant today because it is an opportunity to watch art and beauty on a stage, and it still gives you goosebumps when you go watch a show. Ballet never gets old and families love to go on a ballet night! 


Productions in season 2022/23