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 Theatre in St. Petersburg before joining the Bavarian State Ballet Company in 2008.
In 2009, Conti joined La Scala Ballet Company, where she was appointed Principal Dancer in 2011. She represented the Company on tour in Italy, Brazil, Russia, Oman and Poland. Conti was invited to join Boston Ballet as a principal dancer in 2013.
Conti is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious 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 awarded 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), Roberto Bolle and Friends Summer Tour 2014, Ballet Now Stars Gala (Los Angeles, 2015), and Kremlin Gala-Stars of the XXI Century (Moscow-Kremlin, 2015).
In 2010 TV channel SKY Classica devoted an entire documentary to Conti, entitled "Danzatori di Domani", about her interpretations of Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote. She performed as a guest artist 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 Jewels (Emeralds); 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 The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Arabian); Jiří Kylián's Bella Figura; William Forsythe's In the Middle Somewhat Elevated; Jorma Elo's Bach Cello Suites; and Helen Pickett's Eventide.
Conti studied drama for two years at the Teatro Arsenale with the legendary Kuniaki Ida. She is currently pursuing a bachelor degree in Science of Leadership at Northeastern University.
Conti is married to Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Eris Nezha