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 of Le Corsaire and Sleeping Beauty. He joined the Cia de Ballet Rio de Janeiro at the age of 16, where he performed principal parts in Giselle and Don Quixote. The following year he received a full scholarship to the Miami City Ballet School. In his final year with the school, working as a student apprentice with the Miami City Ballet, he performed Phlegmatic in George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments and Swan Lake’s Black Swan pas de deux. Mr. Ferreira joined the Miami City Ballet as a company member at the age of 19. Working with Miami City Ballet he performed roles such as Mercutio in John Cranko’s Romeo and 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 Mr. Ferreira has performed and studied works by both Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp and additionally Jerome Robbins, including Promethean Fire, Nine Sinatra Songs, Baker’s Dozen, Golden Section, Fanfare and Company B. This is his second season with Milwaukee Ballet.