Nicole Repetto was born and raised in Genova. In 2007 she earned her Bachelor degree in Arts, Literature and Business Entertainment at The University of Genova. While at University, she also started her performer experience in a Musical Theater company as singer, actress and dancer. She performed on stage for over seven years with hundreds of live events and many theater contests. She became Assistant Director for musical theater productions and workshops. In 2011, She worked for a training company in Genova teaching Italian for foreigners, communication and public speaking.
In 2012 She moved to Las Vegas and she started to work as private tutor teaching Italian language and culture with students of all ages and skill levels. In January 2017 she started to teach Italian at CSN- College of Southern Nevada. She loves being able to share with my students the passion and the love she has for her country, its culture and history. She loves cooking and she’s doing her best raising her little boy Massimo with 100% Italian cuisine at home. Nicole currently teaches Italian at Unlv as well. The two mottos she loves and lives by are “Non mollare mai” (never give up) and “Non si finisce mai di imparare (you never stop learning).
Eleonora Giuliani was born and raised in Rome, Italy. In 2008 she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages. She speaks fluently Italian, English and German. She then moved to London, UK, where she earned her Master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting. Shortly after she joined the staff of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, Canada to work as a translator. This experience gave her a chance to promote the Italian culture in Canada and to translate news articles for the Chamber of Commerce.
In 2017, she moved back to Italy where she completed a Trinity College London Certification course, TESOL, (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), the highest TEFL qualification (same as the CELTA), validated by Trinity College London and recognized by the British Council. She started teaching English and Italian to small groups, and also as a private tutor. She is currently living in Las Vegas. Eleonora loves foreign languages and the ability to communicate in different languages. She enjoys teaching Italian and to share her passion and knowledge with her students. She aims to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day. She believes that she owes it to her students, to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to her job in the hope that she can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in the students as well.
She believes that a classroom should be a safe, caring environment where students are free to speak their mind and blossom and grow. She will use strategies to ensure her classroom community will flourish, like classroom jobs, and problem-solving skills. Teaching is a process of learning from students, colleagues, parents, and the community.
Valeria Sabatini was born in Cosenza and raised in Terni. After graduating as elementary teacher she pursued the career of freelance reporter and collaborator for several local TVs in Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Calabria, national press agencies, and international newsmagazines. She moved a first time to USA in 2003 traveling for a whole year from California to the East Coast. From 2006 to 2010 she was correspondent from South Italy for the Italian language daily newspaper America Oggi. She was also called to teach techniques of writing news in a high school in Terni. Alongside the practice of journalism she taught in a preschool in Reggio Emilia and has been the curator of art’s catalogues for the painter and scenographer Franco Bonetti, an international recognized Emiliano-Romagnolo artist. She moved definitively to US in 2012 after marrying an Air Force officer. They have a five year old boy called Leonardo.
Marta Soligo is PhD student in Sociology at University of Nevada Las Vegas and is Research Assistant at the International Gaming Institute (UNLV). She is also Heritage and Cultural Studies researcher at Università di Bergamo (Italy), where graduated (Master’s degree) in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems in 2012. In 2013 the Theater, Film, and Television department at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) invited her for a semester as a visiting scholar. She presented her academic work at several conferences promoted by international organizations, such as UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) and ICOM (International Council of Museums.) Soligo is also working with Italian websites and media, publishing articles on her research topics. She collaborates with Lecco-Lombardia Film Commission (Italy) and with the creative hub Mediars (Italy – Los Angeles).