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PETRA CONTI

After being promoted to Prima ballerina at La Scala in Milan at the age of 23, Petra Conti joined Boston Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2013. After surviving kidney cancer, she has moved to California, and danced as Principal with the Los Angeles Ballet. Now Petra travels  the world as a freelance Principal Dancer, and is the founding Artistic Director of the HOLLYWOOD BALLET! 

 

She has quickly become a very influential artist on social media, inspiring thousands of followers and creating a refreshing  "ballet momentum". Vogue.com has featured Petra amongst the Best Beauty  Instagrams of the week (December 16, 2018) .

Her personal story inspires hundreds of people everyday. Petra Conti's name has become a symbol of strength, grace, perseverance, courage, passion, and love. 

Follow her world-wide travels, and her daily ballerina life on her Instagram account @petraconti 

Pointe Shoes for a Cure

Join Petra Conti on her mission to help fight childhood cancer.

Petra is a cancer survivor,  an international humanitarian, and advocate for fellow sufferers, especially children, and families. 

She invented a new way to raise awareness and funds to help children with cancer have a future by giving away her most precious ballerina tools to generous donors!

Pointe Shoes for a Cure has raised more than $15,000 since 2017 in support of  CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER. Click below to donate or just to learn more about how Petra raises money by giving away her signed pointe shoes!

Ballet Coaching and Beyond

Petra Conti is often called to judge YAGP, and other ballet competitions.

She travels the world not only to perform, but also to coach dancers, teach master-classes and stage classical ballets. 

She has been a ballet coach for more than 8 years, specializing in Classical Ballet (Vaganova) Technique, Floor Barre, Variations and Pointe work.

 

She has been a guest teacher for: University of South Carolina,  Debby Allen Dance Academy,  Orange County School of the Arts, Master Ballet Academy, YAGP competition, Lis's Ballet Studio and more.

She has been a consultant for the Educandato Statale degli Angeli in Verona, a faculty member at Los Angeles Ballet, and Pasadena Civic Ballet.

She is currently not only the Artistic Director, of Hollywood Ballet, but also one of its main ballet masters.

Petra for SELF Magazine

Watch Petra's latest collaboration with Zach King!

BALLERINA-SURVIVOR

Petra Conti reveals her personal story about fighting cancer.

Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer in April 2016, Petra is now back , cancer-free and stronger than before, after a successful surgery, and many months of recovery. 

Personalized message video from Petra Conti!

You can now request a personalized video message from Petra Conti.

 

Do you want Petra to wish a happy birthday to your loved one? Send an encouragement message before a show to your friend? Or a "get-better" video for a person in therapy? 

Shout-outs and personalized videos by Petra Conti are available in English, Italian, Polish and Russian! 

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 FREELANCE PRINCIPAL DANCER

Artistic Director of
HOLLYWOOD BALLET


FORMER PRIMA BALLERINA AT LA SCALA
FORMER PRINCIPAL DANCER AT BOSTON BALLET 

FORMER PRINCIPAL DANCER AT LOS ANGELES BALLET
 

AMBASSADOR OF THE ITALIAN BALLET AROUND THE WORLD SINCE 2014

BALLET COACH

CANCER AWARENESS ADVOCATE 
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