Joined Boston Ballet in 2011
Diana Albrecht joined Boston Ballet in 2011. She began her studies at Studio Nicole Dijkhuis and Centro de Danca Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She went on to train at San Francisco Ballet School and The Washington School of Ballet on scholarship. Prior to joining Boston Ballet, Albrecht danced with Companhia Jovem de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro under the direction of Dalal Achcar and with The Washington Ballet.
She is a recipient of the National Award of Dance, and was classified in the Top Twelve Senior Division at Youth America Grand Prix in 2005. In 2008, Albrecht was featured as one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine. Albrecht has performed leading roles in George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments, Rubies, Who Cares? and Serenade, Christopher Wheeldon's There Where She Loved, Mark Morris's Drink to me only with thine eyes and Pacific, Twyla Tharp's Baker's Dozen and Push Comes to Shove, Edwaard Liang's Wunderland and As above so below, Christopher Bruce's Rooster (Rooster Girl, Not Fade Away Pas), Anna Marie Holmes' Le Corsaire (Odalisque) and Don Quixote (Queen of the Dryads), and Septime Webre's The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy), among others.
Her Boston Ballet repertoire includes George Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements, Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker (Dew Drop Fairy, Ballerina Doll), Herald Lander's Études, John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Jorma Elo's Awake Only, Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote (Kitri's Friends), and Florence Clerc's La Sylphide, Petr Zuska's D.M.J 1953-1977, Florence Clerc's La Bayadere, Jose Martinez Resonance, Jorma Elo's Close to Chuck, Sir Frederic Ashton's Cinderella (Summer Fairy) among others.