Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aleshka Ferrero studied TV, Radio & Film Production at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her feature film debut came in 2004, when she edited Luis Mandoki’s Innocent Voices (Voces Inocentes), for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award (Mexico’s equivalent of the Academy Awards). The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and was Mexico’s official Academy Awards selection for Best Foreign Film. Aleshka went on to edit Patricia Riggen’s Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna), which was an Official Selection at both the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, and became one of the biggest grossing Spanish language films in the US. Tear This Heart Out (Arráncame La Vida) directed by Roberto Sneider followed in 2009, which made the short list for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Film Nominations as Mexico’s Official Selection that year. In addition to features, Aleshka has edited a wide variety of TV series, short films, commercials and documentaries including the award winning Sundance Channel documentary series, Transgeneration.
Recently, Ms. Ferrero completed work on Fina Torres’ Liz in September (Liz en Septiembre) which is currently playing the festival circuit, and Roberto Sneider’s Deserted Cities (Ciudades Desiertas) starring Gael García Bernal, both scheduled to be released later this year. She resides in Los Angeles, CA.