ELIANA TOLENTINO was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s School at age five and over the course of eighteen years continued to progress through to the highest level being PBTS Graduate Program. Eliana has attended summer programs with Saratoga Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Kaatsbaan Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Eliana has had numerous performance opportunities. Some of her repertoire includes, Principal role in Graduation Ball choreographed by David Lichine, Principal role in excerpts from Paquita, Grand Pas De Duex from Terrance Orr’s production of The Nutcracker, and Waltz Girl from George Balanchine’s Serenade set by Jerri Kumery. As well as varying roles from, Beauty and The Beast, The Nutcracker, and Giselle with The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Eliana is very much looking forward to beginning her professional career and expanding her repertoire with Ballet Spartanburg during the 2022/2023 season.