Rena Bernardini began dancing at Westchester Ballet Center where she trained in a variety of dance styles and performed with Dance Theater of Westchester. Rena went on to study at The Boston Conservatory and later transferred to The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, where she trained with students from around the world and performed at the Royal Opera House. While in England, she volunteered at English National Ballet to assist with the Dance for Parkinson’s program as a part of her dissertation. After graduating with honors, she danced with Ballet Theater of Maryland as a trainee and is now in her second season with Fort Wayne Ballet. Rena traveled to Costa Rica, Mexico, and Nicaragua with JUNTOS and is excited to stay involved through the Ambassador program.
About Rena’s Capstone Project: I will be traveling to Granada in June 2018 to teach dance to the children at Casa Xalteva (language and cultural center) and Hogar de Ninas (home for girls). Through sharing my love of dance my aim is to pass on the values this amazing art has given me: determination, confidence, creativity, and community.