Joined Boston Ballet in 2013
Eris Nezha started his dance training at the Albanian Dance Academy in 1992. In 1998 he was admitted to the Ballet School of Teatro alla Scala where he graduated in the class of Leonid Nikonov and immediately joined the corps de ballet of the Teatro alla Scala. He was promoted to principal dancer in 2011.
Nezha performed as a guest artist in the leading roles in Opera di Roma's Cinderella and La Gitana (2006), Arena di Verona's Cinderella (2006), AMidsummer Night's Dream(2008), Zagreb HNK's Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Cinderella (2007), Berlin Staatsballett's Swan Lake (2007), and Teatro San Carlo's Nutcracker (2008).
With La Scala he has interpreted leading roles in nearly all of the Company's productions, and has danced with famous guest artists including Svetlana Zakharova, Natalia Osipova, Polina Semionova, Evgenia Obraztsova, Alina Somova and Eleonora Abbagnato. He also took part in tours representing La Scala in Brazil, Russia, Oman, Poland, Israel, and Japan.
In 2011, Nezha was awarded with the Premio Danza & Danza as the Best Interpreter of the year.
He has also danced in numerous international galas including Gala des Etoiles (La Scala, 2011), The 150th anniversary of Unità d'Italia (Roma, 2011), Spring & Winter Gala (Russia, 2012,2013), Gala des Etoiles (Brazil, 2012) and Les Hivernales de la Danse (Belgium, 2013).
Nezha's repertoire includes Rudolf Nureyev's Swan Lake (Siegfried, Rothbart) and Don Quixote(Basilio); Roland Petit's Notre-Dame de Paris (Phoebus, Frollo) , L'Arlesienne (Frederì), Carmen (Toreador) and Pink Floyd (Pas de deux); Kenneth Macmillan's L'Histoire de Manon (Des Grieux); John Cranko's Onegin (Onegin, Lensky); Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand (Armand); Yvette Chauvirè's Giselle (Albrecht); Petipa-Vicharev's Raymonda (Jean De Brienne);Patrice Bart's Swan Lake (Prince); Derek Deane's Cinderella (Prince), Sleeping Beauty (Prince), Nutcracker (Prince), Swan Lake (Prince) and Coppelia (Franz); Natalia Makarova's La Bayadère (Solor, Bronze Idol); George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Knight of Titania, Oberon), Jewels (Diamonds) and Ballet Impèrial; Maurice Bejart's Sagre du Printemps (Elu) and L'Oiseau de feu (L'Oiseau de feu, Phoenix); Ugo Dell'Ara's Excelsior (The Slave); Alexei Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH (Principal Couple); Martha Clarke's L'artra Meta'del Cielo (Claudio); Sasha Waltz's Romèo et Juliette (Romèo); Maria Grazia Garofoli's Cinderella (Prince); Vladimir Vassiliev's Aida (Slave); Gianluca Schiavoni's L'altro Casanova (Eros); William Forsythe's Artifact Suite (Pas de deux); Glen Tetley's Voluntaries (Pas de deux, Pas de trois); Carla Fracci's Cinderella (Prince); Paul Chalmer's La Gitana (Ivan) and Francesco Ventriglia's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon).
Nezha joined Boston Ballet as a principal dancer in 2013, and is married to Boston Ballet principal dancer Petra Conti.