Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
BalletMet Company Member: since 2013
Martin Roosaare began his dance training at the age of eight at Miami Valley Ballet Theatre under the instruction of his father, Kevin Bell. He later studied at Virginia School of the Arts (VSA) under the direction of Petrus Bosman. After competing his training at VSA, he moved back to Cincinnati to complete his high school training at De La Arts under the direction of Mario de la Nuez and Meredith Benson. Mr. Roosaare received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music and served as ballet faculty for the Conservatory’s Preparatory Department. While in college, Mr. Roosaare danced at Ballet Theatre Midwest and BalletMet as a guest artist.