Martin ten Kortenaar


The Canadian dancer Martin ten Kortenaar trained at Canada’s National Ballet School, in Toronto, and began his dancing career as an apprentice with The National Ballet of Canada. Martin has already won several prizes, including the Peter Dwyer Award (2012), the Glenn Gilmour Award (2012) and the Hnatyshyn Developing Artist’s Grant (2013). In 2014, he came to the Netherlands, where he was accepted for the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company. In 2015, he transferred to Dutch National Ballet, joining the corps de ballet. A year later, he was promoted to coryphée, in 2017 he became a grand sujet and at the start of season 2019- 2020 Martin became a soloist with our company.

In the programme Transatlantic (2016), Martin partnered principal dancer Igone de Jongh in Ernst Meisner’s duet Merge. He has since danced main roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Ted Brandsen’s successful production of Mata Hari, Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Giselle.


  • With Dutch National Ballet since:  2014
  • Place of birth:  Toronto (Canada)
  • Career with Dutch National Balletl:  Soloist (2019), Grand sujet (2017), Coryphée (2016), Corps de ballet (2015), Junior Company (2014)
  • Training:  National Ballet School (Canada)
  • Previously danced with:  National Ballet of Canada (Apprentice Program)
  • Awards:  2012, Peter Dwyer Award 2012, Glenn Gilmour Award 2013, Hnatyshyn Developing Artist's Grant