Camila Ferrera was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and is very proud of her Cuban and Argentine descent. She began her training under the instruction of her mother, Sonia Grimaldi, and continued her training at the School of American Ballet, performing in many of New York City Ballet’s productions.
In 2008, she was accepted into the American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (JKO). While she attended JKO, she performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in ABT’s Le Corsaire, George Balanchine’s Mozartiana, and Alexei Ratmansky’s Carnaval des Animeaux, among others. She was awarded the ABT National Training Scholarship and the Mae L. Wien Scholarship at the JKO school for outstanding talent, ability, and promise.
In 2014, Ms. Ferrera joined the Joffrey Ballet’s Studio Company at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, and was promoted to the main company the following year at the age of 18. Since then, she has performed in works by Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Joffrey, Alexander Ekman, John Neumeier, and Frederick Ashton. Camila has also toured with the Royal Swedish Ballet performing Pär Isberg’s rendition of Swan Lake and performed with the Cincinnati Opera in the operetta Die Fledermaus.
Ferrera is also a certified teacher in all levels and partnering of the ABT Training Curriculum and has taught at universities such as CCM in Ohio and Facultad de las Artes UNT in Argentina.