Pietra Mello-Pittman ARAD was born in Rio de Janeiro to a Brazilian mother and English father. Growing up in England she trained in both Ice skating and Ballet to the point at which Pietra had to chose her path.
Pietra was one of the rare few to win a place with the Royal Ballet Company after entering full time ballet training, with the Royal Ballet School, at the latest possible stage at 16 years old. She has performed all the classics including 'Swan Lake', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'The Nutcracker’, 'Giselle’ and she has also created roles in new productions such as Christopher Wheeldon’s, ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and also 'A Winter’s Tale'. Pietra has travelled the world with the Royal Ballet performing all over Europe, the USA, the Far East, Cuba and also performing at The Mariinsky and Bolshoi Theatres in Russia.
After winning the Ursula Morton Choreography Competition in 2001, while at the Royal Ballet School in London, Pietra started on the path to becoming a producer through her subsequent choreographies.
Carrying with her, the high standards she is accustomed to from her 13 year professional life in the Royal Ballet, Pietra is taking the step into being a full time producer of theatrical works with Ella Spira and their production company Sisters Grimm.