DTI is the official school of the San Jose Youth Ballet. We are a distinguished organization honored by the City of San Jose, City of Milpitas, and fellow professionals in the field of dance. Current students received awards and scholarships from YAGP, ABT, SAB, and Joffrey Ballet. Alumni are dance professionals with Dutch National Ballet, SFB, Julliard, Oakland Ballet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre. Alumni are also teachers, choreographers, competition judges, professional commercial dancers, and directors. DTI was founded by Maggie Parungao-Ferla in 1994 with the mission to "Empower People through Dance". DTI Directors Maggie and Xavier Ferla founded the San Jose Youth Ballet, DTI's non - profit production company in 2003.