• Recruitment Co-Director , School of Dance - Ballet Program
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Dance

Research Summary

I re-stage contemporary dance choreography on professional dance companies around the country and the world. I find it essential to foster connections between the professional and academic worlds, and this is one of the main reasons why the creative research I am conducting is so important and relevant.


  • BFA, Dance Department, The Juilliard School
  • MFA, Department of Dance, University of Washington


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 in 1999, 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 Weeldon to name a few. In 2005, he joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and 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. 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 in June 2015. 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 and Royal New Zealand Ballet among several other institutions. 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, SFDanceworks, Ballet Hagen in Germany and at The Juilliard School. In the Fall of 2017, Pablo joined the superlative faculty of the School of Dance at the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor and will continue to restage choreography around the world.