Damiano Pettenella, born and raised in Verona, received his ballet training at the ballet school of La Scala in Milan where he graduated in 2000.
He had his first engagement as a Corps de ballet member at La Scala from 2000 to 2002.
At the beginning of the season 2002/03 Damiano Pettenella joined the Stuttgart Ballet as a Corps de ballet member. In 2006/07 he was promoted to Demi Soloist. His promotion to Soloist followed at the beginning of the 2009/10 season.
In 2010 Damiano Pettenella created his first choreography: the Pas de deux One for Elisa Badenes and William Moore, both dancers at the Stuttgart Ballet, premiered at “Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers”.