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 B.F.A. 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, Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, and Twyla Tharp, among many others. Pablo was a graduate and teaching assistant at the University of Washington’s Dance Department, where he received his MFA this past June. 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. Currently, Pablo has been restaging works by Hubbard Street’s resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo throughout the country, while also working as a freelance teacher in the Chicago area.
Pablo’s page at: www.hubbardstreetdance.com