Born in London, Aletta studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and was a dancer and choreographer for London Contemporary Dance Theatre.
She is a former Associate Artist at the Royal Opera House, where her work included choreographing and directing The Red Balloon, Cocteau Voices and Magical Night in the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Choreographic work includes: The Hairy Ape (Old Vic); Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre); Made In Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre); La Traviata (Glyndebourne Festival and UK Tour); Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House and Brooklyn Academy of Music); Awakenings and Bloom (Rambert Dance Company); Drifting and Tilting – The Songs Of Scott Walker (Barbican); The Effect and His Dark Materials (National Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyceum); Doctor Dolittle (Apollo Hammersmith); Honk! (Scarborough/National Theatre/Boston Phoenix) and The Tempest (Royal Opera House - Olivier Award).
Directing work includes: If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Young Vic); La Fanciulla del West, Dido and Aeneas, La Voix humaine and Les Noces (Opera North); Carmen (Salzburg Festival); and Philip Pullman’s Aladdin (Bristol Old Vic).
Aletta won Best Choreographer at the 2012 Music Video Awards for Losing Myself by Will Young.