ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Adria Ferrali

Adria Ferrali dances in New York City with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Martha Graham Ensemble, and the Pearl Lang Dance Theater.

She receives the Nijinsky Award as best dancer and choreographer at the Kiev National Opera House where she represents Italy as guest dancer and Choreographer in 2004 at the Serge Lifàr Grand Galà.

In Europe, she is an assistant to Yuriko at the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam and later works in Copenhagen as guest teacher and choreographer at the Royal Danish Ballet School from 2000 till 2007.

In 2004 she is invited as guest teacher and choreographer at the Accademia del Teatro Alla Scala in Milano Italy. She is also a guest teacher at the University College of Dance in Stockholm for both the dance and the teacher’s departments. In the USA, under commissioning of Yuriko Kikuchi, she restages Martha Graham Ballet “Diversion of Angels” at Boston Conservatory while in 2012 she is assisting Susan Kikuchi in the reconstruction of Graham’s Ballet  “Steps in the Street” at Skidmore College Saratoga Springs.

She is guest choreographer and guest teacher at Montgomery Ballet from 2009 to 2012 and teaches a series of Master Classes at Alabama State University.

She is the jury member in many international contests among which the “VII International Contest for Choreographers and Ballet Masters” in Novosibirsk.

In 2012/2015 she is invited as a guest choreographer, jury member and guest teacher at Kemerovo State Univesity in Siberia Russia. Chair in contemporary dance and choreography at Ballet Academy Gothenburg in Sweden from 1998 until 2005, at “Die Etage” and at “Tanzakademie Balance 1” in Berlin, a faculty member at “Dansewerkstaedet” in Copenhagen as well as at the “Cecchetti Academy” in Ravenna and at “Teatrodanza” in Cremona.

In 2010 she is the founder and Artistic Director of the Pietrasanta in Danza International Festival. Her choreography is staged at the Royal Danish Theater, the Opera House at Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the National Opera House in Kiev, the Thalia Theater, the Stora Teatern and the Atalanta Theater in Gothenburg Sweden, the Drama Theater Kemerovo in Siberia, the Davis Theater, the Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Modern Art in Montgomery Alabama and the Festival La Versiliana in Pietrasanta, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at Villa Strozzi in Florence, the Teatro Dante Alighieri in Ravenna, the Cremona Arena and Summer Festival, the Teatro Greco in Rome and the Festival Estate Regina in Montecatini Terme. In 2013 she is nominated Director of the Modern Dance Department of the Alabama River Region Ballet in Montgomery and in 2016 she becomes Visiting Professor at Troy University Alabama USA.

In 2017 she is the Artistic Director and Founder of DAP Festival “Danza in Arte a Pietrasanta”

The Artistic Director Adria Ferrali

email: artisticdirector@dapfestival.com

sito web: https://www.adriaferrali.com/

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