Pablo Piantino is originally from Mendoza, Argentina, where he began dancing at the age of 14. His training includes private seminars with Héctor Zaraspe and studies at both the Colón Theatre Ballet School and The Juilliard School where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts. After dancing with both the Colón Theatre Ballet Company and the Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Pablo joined the San Francisco Ballet in 1999 where he danced a broad span of classical and neo-classical repertory. In 2005 he joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and has had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin, and Twyla Tharp, among many others. Pablo was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Washington’s Dance Department, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Education in June of 2015. At the University of Washington, he was a member of Chamber Dance Company, where he performed works of historical and artistic significance, including Nacho Duato’s Jardí Tancat, which he and his wife, Penny Saunders, danced and restaged. Pablo has remounted works by Hubbard Street’s Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo at Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Ballet Arizona, George Mason University, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. He is also currently working as a dance teacher at The Joffrey Academy of Dance and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.