Alberto Pretto was born in Vicenza, Italy in1985.
He started formal dance training in his hometown at the age of 14 under the guidance of Maria Berica Dalla Vecchia.
In 2004 he was admitted to the prestigious “Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace” of Monte Carlo, under the direction of Marika Besobrasova. After 4 years of study, he graduated in March 2008, obtaining the certificate of Professional Ballet Dancer.
Soon thereafter he participated in Spoleto, Italy, International Dance Competition, and won third prize in classical ballet, dancing the variation from “Napoli Pas de Six” (Bournonville).
That led him to sign a contract with the English National Ballet in London for the company’s production “Strictly Gershwin” performed at The Royal Albert Hall, with the choreography of Derek Deane.
Also in 2008 he performed for the Fondazione Arena of Verona, Italy in the Opera “Aida".
He was then hired from the Ballet company of the Stadttheater Koblenz in Germany, directed by choreographer Anthony Taylor, where he performed for two seasons.
In 2010 he joined Les Ballets Grandiva, a male comedy ballet, in their extensive tour throughout Japan, where he danced several solo roles, in ballets like Westward Symmetry, Gottschalk Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre Nouveau (choreography Brian Norris), Paquita Pas de Trois (boy) and Night Crawlers (choreography by Peter Anastos).
In January 2011 he joined world famous ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, with whom he has been traveling the world ever since, performing in more than 23 countries. With them Alberto danced such solo roles as La Tarantella Pas de Deux (boy), Paquita (first soloist), The nymph in Walpurgishnacht, the title role in Esmeralda, Waltz girl in Les Sylphides and the famous Dying Swan solo.
Alberto Pretto is also a fashion designer. In 2000 he participated in “A talent for shoes”, an international shoe design contest organized by Sammauro Industria, where he ranked in the top 10 finalists.
Alberto has also been designing costumes for dance performances, such as “The Firebird” (2006) and “Aimez-Vous Bach?” (2007) for the Academy Princess Grace and “Words Unspoken” for a Gala in La Spezia, Italy (2010). Alberto Pretto currently owns a dancewear line called “Albypretty”.
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