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
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.