Mattia Pallozzi was born and raised in Italy where he received his training at the School of Teatro Dell’Opera and then at the Accademia Nazionale Di Danza. During this time, he performed as a soloist in Ugo dell’Ara’s Ballo Excelsior, Vaionone’s The Nutcracker, Ismael Ivo’s Ballo Sports and in the closing ceremony of the 2009 World Swimming Championships choreographed by Wayne McGregor. In 2011 he joined ARB/Princeton Ballet School’s Trainee Program, where he performed the lead role of Basilo in Princeton Ballet School’s production of Don Quixote and danced alongside the company in works by Gerald Arpino, Mary Barton, Ann Marie DeAngelo and Patrick Corbin. He joined ARB in 2012 as an Apprentice-Trainee and in 2013 he was promoted to a full company member. Throughout his time with ARB, he danced the lead roles of Romeo in the world premiere of Douglas Martin’s Romeo and Juliet, the Faun in ARB’s company premiere of Kirk Peterson’s Afternoon of a Faun, the Cavalier in ARB’sNutcracker, the Firebird in Martin’Firebird and Oberon in Douglas Martin’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.