Marco Masciari

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


Italian dancer Marco Masciari is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He joined The Royal Ballet as a Prix de Lausanne apprentice from the start of the 2020/21 Season and entered the Company as an Artist in the 2022/23 Season and was promoted to First Artist in 2023.

Masciari was born in Catanzaro, Italy and began his training at the age of seven. He trained at Académie de danse Princesse Grace in Monaco from the age of 13. He was the first prize winner and contemporary prize winner at the Prix de Lausanne in 2020. 

Performances during his time as a student include Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet pas de deux, Goeck’s Black Swan pas de deux, Didy Veldman’s Is To BeThe Sleeping Beauty Princess Desiree variation, and Wayne McGregor’s Chroma

With the Company, his roles include Jester (Cinderella), Russian Dance (The Nutcracker), and roles in Woolf Works, Swan LakeThe Weathering, The Dante Project, Solo Echo and Optional Family: A Divertissement. He created a role in Untitled, 2023. He also featured in the 2021 Meet the Young Dancers Insight that was streamed online. 

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