Exit Center Stage
Alessandra Ferri gave her last performance with American Ballet Theater tonight. A print of this drawing--which includes all of the ballets she danced with ABT--was given to her at some point after the performance as a gift of appreciation.
I don't know Alex as well as I know many of the other dancers at ABT, but the few times I've been able to watch her in rehearsal are among the greatest rehearsals I've ever been able to watch. It's hard to explain, because I'm not really a dance expert, but Alessandra Ferri is kind of The Thing Itself.
She was fierce.