Gianina Casale was born in Argentina and raised in Texas. She began her dance training at the age of seven and continued her education at Booker T. Washington HSPVA. Casale received her BFA in Dance from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. She is currently a Brooklyn-based freelance choreographer and a performer with Dance Theater X. In her work as a Barre Vida instructor, she aspires to connect her passions in movement, health and wellness, and self-empowerment. Her approach to teaching is a student-centered one, and she believes that by nurturing our bodies, (physical state) we simultaneously improve our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, ultimately creating a more positive outlook on life.