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.
In 2019 he created Shifting Perspective in co-production between Tanzburo Munchen, Kampnagel Hamburg and Fabrik Potsdam, also he created Inter-view: Emanuele e Clément site-specific work for Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto on the themes of able-disable for the opening of Fotografia Europea.
In 2020, always for Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, he created Feeling good for one disable dancer and one not disable dancer.
Diego Tortelli is resident choreographer at Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto and associate choreographer of the dance festival MILANoLTRE and house of production Tanzburo Munchen.