The Directors

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Bernadette Mirentxu Torres
Co-Founder & Artistic Director

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Carlo Di Dio
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Bernadette's Highlights

 

Education:

  • Pilates for Dancers

  • BASI Mentor, Master I, Master II, Honors- Legacy Program

  • BASI Pilates Comprehensive

  • The F2 System (BASI Pilates)

  • Pilates Method Alliance Conference

  • Pilates for Scoliosis (BASI Pilates)

  • Pilates for the Rehabilitating Client (BASI Pilates)

  • Pilates for Kids, Men, Mature, and Overweight Client (BASI Pilates)

  • Body Arts and Science International™ Learn from the Leaders

  • Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) Mat Course on Rehabilitation Pilates

  • BS in Business Administration, Management, San Diego State University

  • AA in Accounting with Honors, Southwestern College

Dance Training:

  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, IL, USA

  • Houston Ballet, TX, USA

  • American Ballet Theatre, NY, USA

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet, WA, USA

  • San Diego Academy of Ballet, CA, USA

  • San Diego Ballet School, CA, USA

Dance Companies:

  • Principal Guest Artist, USA and Europe

  • California Ballet Company, USA (Principal, Soloist)

  • San Diego Opera, USA (Dancer & Dance Captain & Assistant Choreographer)

  • San Diego Ballet, USA (Soloist, Corps de Ballet)

  • Malashock Dance, USA (Guest Artist) 

 

Certifications:

  • Pilates for Dancers

  • Masters in Pilates (BASI Legacy Program)

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

  • Pilates through Pregnancy and Beyond

  • Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies

  • Royal Ballet School Teacher Training

  • BASI Comprehensive Pilates Certification (All Apparatus)

  • Progressing Ballet Technique

 

International Dance Awards & Competitions:

  • Riconoscimento al Talento (Recognition of Talent), 2010

  • Riconoscimento alla Carriera (Recognition of Career), 2011

  • World Ballet Competition (WBC) Finals- Orlando, FL

  • Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Finals- New York, NY

Carlo's Highlights

 

Education:

  • MBA, Project Management, Louisiana State University, Shreveport

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

  • BS in Business Administration, Management, San Diego State University

  • AA in Accounting with Honors, Southwestern College

 

Dance Training:

  • San Carlo Opera House, School of Dance, IT

  • "Harmony" School of Dance, IT

  • École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, FR

 

Dance Companies:​

  • Principal Guest Artist, USA and Europe

  • California Ballet Company, CA, USA (Principal)

  • San Diego Opera, CA, USA (Dancer)

  • Tulsa Opera House, OK, USA (Lead Artist)

  • Cairo Opera House, Egypt (Lead Artist)

  • Massimo Opera House, IT (Soloist)

  • San Carlo Opera House, IT (Corps de Ballet)

 

Certifications:​

  • Royal Ballet School Teacher Training

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

 

International Dance Awards:

  • Riconoscimento al Talento (Recognition of Talent), 2010

  • Riconoscimento alla Carriera (Recognition of Career), 2011

  • Danza&Danza European Magazine Award, Best Italian Dancer Abroad, 2012

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