Simone Acri was born in Japan, to Italian and Japanese parents. He started his classic ballet training at 6 years old. He trained at the Acri-Horimoto Ballet Academy from 2002-2013. In 2013, he competed at the Prix de Lausanne as a finalist. He most recently studied on scholarship at The Royal Ballet School in London, from 2013-2016. This is Simone’s second year in Tulsa Ballet II.