DTI is the official school of the San Jose Youth Ballet, honored by the City of San Jose, City of Milpitas, and fellow professionals in the field of dance. DTI students trained and mentored by Xavier and Maggie Ferla have become professional ballet dancers in major ballet companies world-wide, received dance scholarships (nationally and internationally), earned dance degrees from university dance programs, and excelled in competitions. 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.
The four programs DTI offers are the Ballet School, DTI Company/Pre-Professional Course, Shining Stars, and the Open Program.