Leading Artist
Alexandre Ferreira

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Alexandre Ferreira is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his ballet training at the age of 11 with Escola de Dança Alice Arja. When he was 15, he performed the lead roles in Le Corsaire and The Sleeping Beauty. At the age of 16, he joined the Cia de Ballet Rio de Janeiro, where he performed principal parts in Giselle and Don Quixote. The following year, he received a full scholarship to Miami City Ballet School. In his final year with the school, working as a student apprentice with Miami City Ballet, he performed Phlegmatic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Swan Lake’s Black Swan pas de deux. Ferreira joined Miami City Ballet as a company member at the age of 19. There he performed roles such as Mercutio in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet, The Harlequin in George Balanchine’s La Sonnambula, Tea in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Three Smokers in Edward Villella’s The Neighborhood Ballroom and Trumpet in Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare. In his dance career, Ferreira has performed and studied works by both Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp as well as Jerome Robbins, including Promethean Fire, Nine Sinatra Songs, Baker’s Dozen, Golden Section, Fanfare and Company B. This is his third season with Milwaukee Ballet.

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