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Rosanna Seravalli was born in Florence, Italy where she began ballet classes at the School of Daria Collin. Shortly after her arrival in the U.S. she joined the Joffrey Ballet, then moved to American Ballet Theatre where she spent the next eleven years, reaching the rank of soloist. Seravalli is currently professor of ballet in the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College – SUNY. She has staged works and taught for the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and the National Institute for the Arts in Taiwan, the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Beijing Academy of Dance, Ballet Philippines, Ballet Municipal de Santiago, the Guangdong Modern Dance Company in China, the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts, and the Queensland Institute of Technology (Australia), in Spain and in her home country of Italy, as well as throughout the United States. She has received a SUNY Research Foundation grant to develop methods for adapting Russian Classical training for American dancers, and in 1995 was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Chile (Santiago) and neighboring countries. For the past three years, Seravalli has been a regular guest faculty member for the National Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where she has also staged a piece each year for the graduating seniors in ballet. In addition, she recently was a guest instructor at the School of the Houston Ballet.