Ylenia was born at the foot of the Italian Alps in the small town of Ivrea. Since the time she was a young girl, Ylenia has been interested in art and languages. Her career as a Fine Artist and Language Instructor took off in New York City where she collaborated with many Italian centers and art schools. Now Ylenia lives in Los Angeles where she has created a unique program, “Paint and Speak in Italian,” that utilizes the artistic medium of painting to augment Italian language skills. Ylenia has a special place in her heart for teaching young children. Her patient, engaging personality coupled with her joie de vivre allows her students of all ages to successfully tap into their creative expression while having fun learning Italian.