Diego Ballesteros
Diego Ballesteros was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his training in dance at the age of 14, being given the opportunity shortly after being adopted in his teen years. His training ranged in a variety of styles - Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, and other varying styles of dance knowing promptly he wanted to pursue dance as a career. Diego quickly learned he had a passion for teaching and choreographing. His work was recognized instantaneously and he began teaching throughout Utah creating original and memorable choreography that openly helped expand his network across the nation. Diego’s training continued as a Principal dancer on Odyssey Dance Theatre under the direction of Derryl Yeager. He danced professionally with the company for 7 seasons and has had the honor and privilege to be casted in lead roles such as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Drosselmeyer in the Redux Nut-Cracker. Diego has been fortunate to be casted in original works from choreographers such as Christian Denice, Garrett Smith, Derryl Yeager, Bonnie Story and many more. He has had the fortuity to create and choreograph original works on Odyssey Dance Theatre, which is one of his proudest accomplishments as a choreographer. His work was showcased and performed in the U.S and all across Germany on the company’s European Tour. Odyssey has been a huge stepping stone in his career and he is grateful for the opportunities the company and his Director have provided him. Diego is currently dancing as a professional dancer for the NBA as a Utah Jazz Dancer. This is his rookie year with the team and is honored to be one of the very first men to be selected to be a part of the NBA legacy.