Yuri Ferretti was born in Tuscany, Italy. When he was 18, he discovered Oriental dance thanks to Gloria Ozalzhim, who trained him for a year.
In 2012, he moved to Berlin to attend the Tanzakademie Cifuentes, where he graduated from their two-year CATT (Certified Academic Teacher Training) for Oriental dancers in November 2015. In the same year, he also danced as a member of the CATT Company, an oriental dance company founded and directed by Beata and Horacio Cifuentes.
He was first introduced to Tribal Fusion on YouTube, then had the opportunity to take workshops with international teachers, such as Patricia Zarnovican, Ariellah Aflalo, Mardi Love, Samantha Emanuel, Ashley López, Violet Scrap, Lamia Barbara, April Rose, Kae Montgomery, Tjarda, Alexis Southall and others.
He also undertook regular Tribal Fusion classes with Silvia Orchidaceae from 2014 to 2016 and ATS® (American Tribal Style®) classes with Fara la Sombra from January 2016.
Yuri is still based in Berlin where he is currently cooperating and training with Silvia Orchidaceae.
In August 2017 he certified as an ATS® teacher, attending the General Skills and Teacher Training by Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Megha Gavin, organised in Rochford, Essex (United Kingdom) by Philippa Moirai.
In October 2017 he started the Facebook project "ATS® Friday Challenge" together with Anna Nordling (Sweden) and with the cooperation of the SSCE teacher Kelley Beeston (United Kingdom)