DAP Festival Artistic Executive Director and Founder

New Dance Drama Artistic Director, President, and Founder

Adria Ferrali danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Pearl Lang Dance Theater and played legendary solo roles from the Graham repertoire. She won the Nijinsky Award as best dancer and choreographer at the National Opera in Kyiv. She was Yuriko's assistant at the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam and worked as a guest lecturer and choreographer in Copenhagen at the Royal Danish Ballet School. She also taught at the Accademia del Teatro Alla Scala in Milan and at the University College of Dance in Stockholm. In the United States, she restaged various Martha Graham ballets such as Diversion of Angels,  at the Boston Conservatory and Steps in the Street at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs with Martha Graham Resources’ permission. She served as a resident choreographer and teacher at Montgomery Ballet and taught at Alabama State University. President of the Jury at the VII International Contest for Choreographers and Ballet Masters in Novosibirsk, she was also a guest choreographer and visiting professor at the Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts of Siberia, professor of contemporary dance at the Balettakademien Göteborg; worked in Berlin, Cologne, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Ravenna, Cremona, Milan, Bergamo, Florence, Rome. Her choreographies have been staged at the Royal Danish Theater; the Opera House of the Kennedy Center, Washington DC; the National Opera House, Kyiv; the Thalia Theater, Stora Teatern and Atalanta Theater, Göteborg;the Drama Theater in Kemerovo, Siberia; the Davis Theater; the Performing Arts Center and the Museum of Modern Art, Montgomery, Alabama; La Versiliana Festival and the Pietrasanta in Concerto; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence; the Dante Alighieri Theater, Ravenna; the Arena di Cremona; the Teatro Greco di Roma and at Estate Regina, Montecatini Terme and the Italian Embassy in Moscow. In 2013 she was appointed Director of the Alabama River Region Ballet Modern Dance Department in Montgomery and in 2016 Visiting Professor at Troy University in Alabama. She is the artistic executive director and founder of the DAP Festival Dance in Arte a Pietrasanta.