Stephano Candreva received his early training at the Studio de Danca Com-Passos in Brazil. Nine years later, Mr. Candreva graduated from Alice Arja School of Dance in Rio de Janeiro. He began his professional career at the age of eighteen, dancing with Teatro Sesiminos. Later, he went on to dance with Cisne Negro. Mr. Candreva attended summer programs at Miami City Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet.
At the age of twenty, Mr. Candreva joined the Milwaukee Ballet II program where he performed principal roles. Since joining City Ballet of San Diego in 2011, Mr. Candreva performed leading roles in George Balanchine's Who Cares? and Donizetti Variations, the Cavalier in The Nutcracker and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.