Petra Conti is an Italian/Polish Prima Ballerina.
She holds the title of Ambassador of the Italian Ballet around the World.
Petra is a former Principal Dancer with La Scala Ballet, Boston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, and a Guest Principal Dancer with Arena di Verona, the Great Russian Ballet, the National Opera of Ukraine, the Ballet Opera of Istanbul, Tirana and more.
Petra graduated at the National Academy of Dance in Rome under the coaching of legendary Maestro Zarko Prebil.
She has been invited to join the Mariinsky Ballet as a Trainee, where she was assigned to work with exceptional Prima Ballerina Elvira Tarasova (now the coach of Maria Khoreva), who taught her all the details of ballets like Giselle and Swan Lake.
Petra danced alongside ballet stars like Roberto Bolle, Ivan Vassiliev, Zachary Catazaro, Massimo Murru, Daniel Camargo, Eris Nezha, Alexander Stoyanov, Stanislav Olshanskyi, and many more.
Among the several awards she received, the 2018 Glamour Talent Awards, the 2007 and 2018 Positano Award, the 2011 Danza e Danza Award for Best Performer of the Year, the 2012 Roma in Dance Award, the 2013 Ciociaria Prize, and the 2017 Capri Award.
Her name is mentioned in numerous ballet publications and she has been featured in several TV programs and documentaries, including one on SKY Classica about her rendition of Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote.
Petra is still dancing. Besides that, she is also a ballet coach, a ballet judge and an artistic consultant and mentor. She has an important social media presence as a ballet icon and as a kidney cancer survivor (she’s been a cancer survivor since 2016).
Petra Conti is married to international Principal Dancer Eris Nezha.
More about Petra Conti on www.petraconti.com