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Principal Dancer at National Ballet Ukraine, Kiev (Starting September 1st, 2019)

Former Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet

Dedicates her dance to her sister who is currently fighting brain tumor.....

ANA SOPHIA SCHELLER

Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, Ana Sophia Scheller began dancing at the age of six. At the age of nine, she started taking Ballet classes with Katty Gallo (former soloist ballet dancer at the Teatro Colon) and Raul Candal (former principal ballet dancer at the Teatro Colon). She was admitted to the institution named Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires at the age of 10. At the age of 13, she received a scholarship as part of Argentinas National Presidential Prize for Cultural Excellence in Classical Dance for three consecutive years before moving to New York. In 2000, she enrolled as a full time student at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. At SAB MS Scheller performed at the 2002 and 2003 Workshop Performances dancing the principal role in Ballo della Regina and Brahms Schoenberg Quartet third movement (Balanchine) and Aurora in the Wedding Pas de Deux from the Sleeping Beauty (Martins).             
In August 2003 Ms Scheller joined American Ballet Theater Studio Company where she performed featured roles in Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (Forsythe), Symphony in C and Tarantella (Balanchine).
She joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps of ballet in April 2004.In December 2006 she was promoted to soloist, then in May 2012 she was made principal with the New York City Ballet.
At the age of 18 she was partnered with Julio Bocca as a principal guest in his farewell world tour in Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela and Madrid Spain.
In 2012 she guested with Teatro Massimo in Palermo for the production of Cinderella  as Cinderella under de Direction of Luciano Canito.
She is also guest artist in many Galas around the world such as Nureyev Ballet Festival in Kazan (Russia),Gala International del Teatro Colon (Argentina), Gala de Ballet de Buenos Aires, Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, Singapure and many more.
In July 2017 she joined San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer under the direction of Helgi Tomasson.
In September 2019 she joined National Ballet of Ukraine, Kiev as a principal dancer .

 

ERIS NEZHA

Principal Dancer at Los Angeles Ballet

Former Principal Dancer at Boston Ballet and La Scala, Milan, Italy

Eris Nezha was born inTirana, Albania.
He graduated from Teatro alla Scala Ballet School (Milan, Italy) in 2002, and immediately joined La Scala Ballet Company, where he later was promoted to Principal Dancer.

With La Scala Nezha performed leading roles on international tours in Brazil, Russia, Oman, Poland, Israel, and Japan.

In 2013 Eris Nezha has been invited by Mikko Nissinen to join the Boston Ballet as a Principal Dancer.

From the 2018-2019 season Eris is a Principal Dancer with Los Angeles Ballet.

Nezha has danced with famous guest artists including Svetlana Zakharova, Natalia Osipova, Polina Semionova, Evgenia Obraztsova, Alina Somova and Eleonora Abbagnato, Hee Seo, Petra Conti.

Eris Nezha has performed in some of the most renowned theaters in the world, like the Bolshoi, the Staatsballett in Berlin, the Kremlin, the Dolby Theatre, the Arena of Verona, the Operas of Muscat, Kiev, San Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Ekaterinburg, Zagreb, Tirana, Rome, Naples, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, Fukuoka.

Eris Nezha is married to International Principal Dancer Petra Conti.

 

PETRA CONTI

Principal Dancer at Los Angeles Ballet

Former Principal Dancer at Boston Ballet and La Scala, Milan, Italy

CANCER SURVIVOR

Petra Conti was born in Italy in 1988 from an Italian father and a Polish mother.  She graduated with honors from the National Academy of Dance in Rome in 2006.  At the age of 17 Conti has been invited by the Arena di Verona Ballet as an étoile guest to perform her first full length ballet, Cinderella.


In 2007, she joined the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, to prepare major ballet roles with Elvira Tarasova.  In 2008 she became part of the Bavarian State Ballet Company.  In 2009 she has been invited by former director Mahar Vaziev to join La Scala Ballet Company. She was appointed Prima Ballerina at La Scala in 2011. 


After being promoted to Prima ballerina at La Scala in Milan, Italy at the age of 23, Petra Conti joins the Boston Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2013. Now, after surviving a Kidney Cancer, she has moved to California, dances with the Los Angels Ballet, and travels around the world as a free-lance Principal Dancer.

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