Meet Coryphée

Cristiano Martino

Introducing Cristiano

Cristiano was born in Adelaide and began ballet at the age of ten, after copying his sister until his mother took him along to dance classes as well. He trained at the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre in Adelaide until 2009, when he moved to Melbourne to join The Australian Ballet School. Cristiano graduated as dux from The Australian Ballet School in 2012. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2013 and was promoted to coryphée in 2015.

repertoire highlights

  • Oberon in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream 2015
  • Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations 2015
  • Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort 2014

You may not know

Cristiano loves tossing the Frisbee around with friends. Growing up, he wanted to be a marine biologist. 

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2014