Leading Artist
Alexandre Ferreira

Sponsored by Kathleen and Randall Crocker

Alexandre Ferreira is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began training at the age of 11 with Escola de Dança Alice Arja. At age 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. By age 16, he received a full scholarship to Miami City Ballet School. In his final year with the school, he danced as a student apprentice with Miami City Ballet, where he in Phlegmatic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Swan Lake’s Black Swan pas de deux. At age 19, Ferreira joined Miami City Ballet's Company where he performed 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. Ferreira has also danced in works by both Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Jerome Robbins, including Promethean Fire, Nine Sinatra Songs, Baker’s Dozen, Golden Section, Fanfare, and Company B. Since joining Milwaukee Ballet, Ferreira has appeared as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Gustav in Mirror Mirror, and The Prince in Cinderella.

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