The Dancers

Alexandre Ferreira

Three By Ekman Alexandre Ferriera performing Episode 31, St James Theatre, Wellington, NZ. 16.05.2017. Three By Ekman, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Season 17 May to 15 June 2017. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court

Alexandre Ferreira is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began training at the age of 11 with Escola de Dança Alice Arja. At age 16, he joined the Cia de Ballet Rio de Janeiro, where he performed the lead roles in Le Corsaire, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Don Quixote, as well as receiving 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 appeared in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments as Phlegmatic and Swan Lake’s Black Swan pas de deux. At age 19, Alexandre joined Miami City Ballet where he performed 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 Neighbourhood Ballroom and Trumpet in Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare. Alexandre has also danced in works by Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Jerome Robbins, including Promethean Fire, Nine Sinatra Songs, Baker’s Dozen, Golden Section, Fanfare and Company B. At the age of 21, Alexandre joined the Milwaukee Ballet where he appeared as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Gustav in Mirror Mirror, The Prince in Cinderella, Dracula in Michael Pink’s Dracula and many others.

Alexandre joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in June 2016, a year in which his roles included Hilarion in Giselle and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2017 he featured as part of the duet in Alexander Ekman’s Episode 31 and as one of the six dancers in Tuplet as well as performing in Cacti as part of the Three By Ekman triple bill. Alexandre performed several significant roles in 2017’s Two Ballets by Roland Petit, including Don José in Carmen and in 2018 performed the role of George Baines in The Piano: the ballet.

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