Simona Ferrazza

Simona Ferrazza followed her ballet education at the National Ballet Academy in Rome and graduated at the Royal Ballet School of London.

As a student, she often participated in several productions with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, before taking her first contract as a professional dancer with English National Ballet, where she entered as corps de ballet and was promoted to Demi Soloist.

After eight years with the English National Ballet Simona joined the Dutch National Ballet, where she extended her classical repertoire to the neo-classical and modern pieces that characterise this company, such as, Balanchine, Hans Van Manen, Ted Brandsen, David Dawson, Krzysztof Pastor.

After leaving the stage, she followed the Vaganova Course taught by pedagogue, Pieter Silkin and Grigori Tchitcherine. In 2012 Simona started teaching at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, with the role of classical ballet teacher, for ballet class, pointe work, repertoire and stretching. Simona has taught as a guest teacher for several schools in Europe and represented the Dutch National Academy as a judge in multiple competitions.