The world-famous ballerina Alessandra Ferri performs in Korea this fall.
Ferri is going to appear on the stage as Juliet in ‘Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet’ of Universal Ballet, on October 23 to 26 at Seoul Arts Center. Her partner for the performance is the principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater (ABT), Herman Cornejo (35).
Ferri was born in Milano, Italy in 1963, graduated the Royal Ballet School of United Kingdom, and joined the Royal Ballet in 1980, becoming a principal dancer at the age of 21. She rose to global stardom after performing in “Romeo and Juliet,” produced by Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1929~1992), who was the principal dancer in the year.
Ferry, known as “the greatest living Juliet,” “the oldest ballerina on the stage,” etc, had her “Romeo and Juliet” farewell appearance in New York Metropolitan Theater with ABT. Nevertheless, she appeared on the same stage as Juliet last month, in nine years after her farewell performance.
Moon Hoon-suk (Julia H, Moon), the general director of Universal Ballet said, “It is possible to see how much effort Ferri puts on to polish herself just by being possible to dance as Juliet in her 50s,” adding, “She is very curious and also looking forward to the performance and how she will show her dignity which a young ballerina cannot copy.”
According to Universal Ballet, Ferry was enthusiastic over the performance in Korea as much as to tune up her performance schedules with the Royal Ballet.