Congratulations, Alessandra!

Few things in life are more beautiful than Alessandra Ferri. Personally, I could watch old videos of her for hours on end. And it turns out I'm not the only one still in love six years after her retirement: This Friday, the Italian International Dance Festival will present the former prima with the IIDF A Heart For Art Extraordinary Dancer Award at the festival's gala performance in New York City. Other honorees will include famed jazz master Luigi, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, and modern dance teacher Elena Albano, who will be given an IIDF A Heart For Art Teaching Award. Find out more at italianidf.com.