Riccardo Ferlito was born in Berlin and grew up in Catania (Italy). He began his ballet training at the A.S.D.C. Dietro Le Quinte in Catania. In 2013 he went to the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart from which he graduated in 2019.
In 2010 he successfully took part in the Youth America Grand Prix in Paris where he won the third price. At the Concorso Sicilia In in 2012 he won the gold medalawarded by the President of Italy.
For the 2019/20 season Riccardo Ferlito is an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet.