New Jersey Ballet
Elisa Monte Dance
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Ballet Palm Beach
Rafael Ferreras received his ballet training in New York at Dance Theatre of Harlem and Joffrey Ballet. Memphis audiences know him for his lead roles in Steven McMahon’s Romeo and Juliet and Mark Godden’s Firebird, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also performed in Trey McIntyre’s Memphis, The Naughty Boy, Touched, Second Before The Ground, and High Lonesome. He danced in Dana Tai Soon Burgess’s Venetian Reflections, in Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture, and in Steven McMahon’s The Royal We and Peter Pan. His first main stage ballet choreographed for Ballet Memphis, Politics, debuted in 2014. He also has danced with Tulsa Ballet, Hartford Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Elisa Monte Dance, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Ferreras joined the Ballet Memphis in 2001. He now performs with Ballet Palm Beach.
Rafael Ferreras, Ballet Memphis (page no longer active)
Ballet Memphis’ Return to New York, Huffington Post
Showing Off Young Dancers’ Many Moods, The New York Times