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.
From 2002 until 2015 Damiano Pettenella danced at the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2006/07 he was promoted to Demi Soloist. His promotion to Soloist followed at the beginning of the 2009/10 season.
While still a dancer he already started working as a ballet master, and has worked together with the choreographers Demis Volpi and Katarzyna Kozielska.