Joined Boston Ballet in 2013
Petra Conti graduated from the National Academy of Dance in Rome in 2006. In 2007 she joined the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg where she danced for one year before joining the Bavarian State Ballet Company in 2008.
In 2009 Conti joined La Scala Ballet Company, where she was promoted to Principal Dancer. She represented the Company on tour in Italy, Brazil, Russia, Oman and Poland. She performed with La Scala until November 2013, when she was invited to join Boston Ballet as a Principal Dancer.
Conti is a recipient of numerous awards including the famous Premio Danza & Danza 2011 as The Best Interpreter of the Year, Premio delle Arti 2004, Premio Positano 2007, Premio LaGinestra d'Oro 2007, Premio Roma in Danza 2012 , Premio Danza Arenzano 2013,and Premio Ciociaria nel mondo 2013. Considered the "Anna Magnani of the ballet" by Panorama she was also recently awarded with the title of Ambassador of the Italian Dance in the World.
Conti has danced in numerous international galas, including Women on Music (Los Angeles, 2005), Vladimir Vassiliev Gala (Rome, 2011), The150th anniversary of Unità d'Italia (Roma, 2011), Gala des Etoiles (Goiania, Brazil, 2012) Spring & Winter Gala (Ekaterinburg, 2013, 2012), Les Hivernales de la Danse (Liège, Belgium, 2013), Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (Dubai, 2013), and Roberto Bolle and Friends Summer Tour 2014.
In 2010 TV channel SKY Classica devoted to Conti an entire documentary "Danzatori di Domani" about her interpretation in Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote. She performed as a star guest in Arena di Verona's Cinderella (2007) and Giselle (2008), in Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory's Swan Lake (2007), and in the Tirana National Opera's Giselle (2014).
Her repertoire includes Yvette Chauvirè's Giselle (Giselle); Rudolf Nureyev's Swan Lake (Odette/Odile) and Don Quixote (Kitri); Kenneth Macmillan's Romeo and Juliet (Juliet); John Cranko's Onegin (Tatiana); George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania) and Emeralds (Jewels); Marius Petipa's Raymonda (Raymonda, Clemence); Harald Lander's Ètudes (Prima Ballerina); Ugo Dell'Ara's Excelsior (Civilization, Folgore); Martha Clarke's L'Altra Metà Del Cielo (Albachiara); Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand (Marguerite) and Cinderella (Fairy God-Mother); Alexei Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH (Principal Couple); Roland Petit's Notre-Dame de Paris (Esmeralda); Maria Grazia Garofoli's Cinderella (Cinderella) and Giselle (Giselle); Sasha Waltz's Romèo et Juliette (Juliette); Mikko Nissinen's Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Arabian); Jiří Kylian's Bella Figura and William Forsythe's In the Middle Somewhat Elevated.
Conti is married to Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Eris Nezha.