Benois de la Danse nominee

Was born in Albi, France, where he began his classical ballet training in 1986. He enrolled in the École de Danse de l'Opéra National de Paris in 1993 and continued his studies there until 1999 when he completed his training and joined the Paris Opera Ballet. In 2006 he became a soloist at the Leipzig Ballet. In 2009–2015 he danced with Ballet am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg.

He danced in ballets by George Balanchine, Pina Bausch, Carolyn Carlson, John Cranko, Merce Cunningham, Mats Ek, Marco Goecke, Jiří Kylián, Edouard Lock, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Martin Schläpfer, Uwe Scholz, and Hans van Manen, among others.
Martin Chaix made his choreographic débuts in 2006 with Pars de l'Autre for the Soirée RARE (benefit gala for rare diseases) at the initiative of selected dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet. During his career as a dancer, he participated in many Young Choreographers evenings in each company he was part of. In 2010, he was invited to the renowned Noverre Young Choreographers evening at the Stuttgart Ballet.

With more than 30 works in the span of 18 years, he was commissioned by the Leipzig Ballet, the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, the Saarland State Theater Ballet in Saarbrücken, the Mecklenburg State Theater Ballet, the Croatian National Theater Ballet in Split and Rijeka, the Ballett Compagnie Oldenburg, the Cottbus Ballet, the Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin and the Bolshoi Ballet among others.

He also organised and participated in various independent projects, such as Eine Winterreise for the Brotfabrik Bühne in Bonn or Und so weiter… for the Moritzbastei in Leipzig. Martin Chaix also works with students and young dancers worldwide in Japan, Australia, Germany. Most recently, he created Ma Mère l’Oye for the prestigious École de l’Opéra national de Paris.

He enjoys making short films and photography. One of his works was selected for the One Minute Film Festival in Amsterdam in 2013.