Del Mar resident joins board of City Ballet of San Diego

Mario Scipione and City Ballet of San Diego Artistic Director Steven Wistrich.

City Ballet of San Diego recently announced the election of a new member, Del Mar resident Mario Scipione, to its board of directors.

“Mario Scipione is an enthusiastic supporter of City Ballet,” said Brian Marsh, board president. “We look forward to his deeper involvement as a board member in guiding City Ballet’s growth.”

Scipione moved to Del Mar from Ohio in 1979 and began working at Linkabit. Over the years, he moved around North County and volunteered in various activities, from science teacher assistant to soccer coach. He has also volunteered for years demonstrating cellular communications concepts for children at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering. Scipione has been living in Del Mar since 2005. He is a senior vice president of technology at Qualcomm.

Heralded as “a top-tier dance company,” City Ballet is San Diego’s world-class professional ballet company, now celebrating its 22nd season under the direction of former Boston Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet dancers Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich.

The company is preparing for its final production of the season, the three-act “Don Quixote” to be performed at the Spreckels Theatre in May. Visit