Ferly Prado Dunn was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she began her dance career at her mother’s dance academy (Academia de Musica e Ballet Elza Prado) at the age of 3, where she learned various styles of dance, such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Samba, and Flamenco.
On June, 1998, Ferly auditioned and was accepted into the Kirov Academy of Ballet. In January, 2000, Ferly was accepted into Southern Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Fernando Bujones. Performances included La Bayadere, Corsaire, Faust, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, and Nutty Nutcracker (Bujone’s comedy version of Nutcracker).
In January 2001, Ferly received a call from Debbie Allen, who invited her to be part of her brand new studio in Los Angeles, California - the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. With DADA, Ferly performed in every recital the school held and in the Debbie Allen’s production Brothers of the Knight. In July, 2002, Ferly started attending Millennium Dance Complex, in North Hollywood. Ever since, she’s had the chance to perform in Terry Beeman’s production Atmosphere; in the GEVA 2002; in the El Capitan Theatre, for the Women’s Breast Cancer Beneficent Event; in several Carnivals held at the Key Club in Hollywood; in the West Coast Dance Explosion Competition; as a back up dancer for three new upcoming artist, Jillian, KB, Daryl and Kristal Book; in the Musical Comedy Tease, under the supervision and choreography of Eddie Garcia and Cris Judd; and has performed for 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jojo Jam.
In September of 2005, Ferly joined and became the principle dancer for the Marshall Dance Company (MDC), under the direction of Sarah Anindo Marshall, a renowned African musician and singer. Ferly has also been blessed with the opportunity of touring with Jojo, from Rick James’ ‘Mary Jane Girls,’ for the past two years! This opportunity then led to Ferly becoming one of Charo’s principle dancers while on tour. Ferly is thankful and proud of everything she has done and accomplished, and hopes many more opportunities are to come.
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