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Alessandra Ferri

Alessandra Ferri was born in Milan, Italy. She studied at Teatro alla Scala in Milan until the age of 15, and then attended The Royal Ballet School. She won one of the three Prix de Lausanne for 1980, which enabled her to continue her studies at The Royal Ballet School on scholarship. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1980. With The Royal Ballet, Ferri created roles in L'Invitation au Voyage, Valley of Shadows (for which she won the 1982 Sir Laurence Olivier Award), Isadora, Consort Lessons, Different Drummer, and the pas de deux Chanson.