Diego Tortelli studied first at STUDIO 76 in Brescia, then at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, and finally at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala.
He started his career in Valencia with the Ballet de Teatres, and was subsequently invited by Gustavo Ramirez to join the Luna Negra company in Chicago. In 2012 he joined Le Ballet National de Marseille/ Frederic Flamand. Since 2015, he has worked as a freelancer with the Munich Opera, the BOD/Richard Siegal, the Korzo Theater, and La Veronal.
His work as a choreographer has led him to the creation of: Descamino de Dos for INTRODANS and CND Madrid – co-created with Mattia Russo with whom he then co-founded the KOR’SIA cultural association along with Antonio de Rosa and Giuseppe Dagostino -, followed by Recapitulo for MCA in Chicago, We are all sanpaku with musician Emanuele Maniscalco, Carmen Suite for EKO Dance Project, Vox multitudinis for the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Vitreae Vultus for the MILANoLTRE festival, and Cursus for Palcoscenico Danza Torino, with EKO Dance Project again.
In 2017 he created Sleeping Beauty for Balletto di Toscana Junior.
He is currently working on Lorca sono tutti for MILANoLTRE 2018 and Domus Aurea within Bach Project for Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto.