Pablo Piantino (he/him)
The University of Utah
Pablo Piantino is originally from Mendoza, Argentina. He studied privately with Héctor Zaraspe among many other teachers, and at the Colón Theatre Ballet School. At a very young age, he entered the corps de ballet of the Colón Theatre and remained there for three years, until he was offered a full scholarship to study at The Juilliard School where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Following graduation, Pablo joined the San Francisco Ballet where he danced a broad span of classical and neo-classical repertory in the works of Mark Morris, Hans van Manen, George Balanchine, Kenneth McMillan, Jerome Robins, Paul Taylor and Christopher Wheeldon to name a few. He eventually joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Aszure Barton, Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Alejandro Cerrudo and Twyla Tharp, among many others.
Upon culmination of his time at Hubbard Street, Pablo moved to Seattle where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Education from the University of Washington. Since graduation, Pablo has taught at George Mason University, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, USC Kaufman School of Dance, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, New Century Dance Project Festival of Performance and Choreography and was Music Director at the Regional Dance America National Choreography Intensive. He has staged works by Choreographers Nacho Duato, Alejandro Cerrudo and Penny Saunders, at the University of Washington, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Ballet Arizona, George Mason University, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Los Angeles Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, SFDanceworks, Ballet Hagen in Germany and at The Juilliard School.
Pablo is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at the University of Utah and continues to restage choreography and teach master classes around the world.