Dance has always been part of my life. I both choose for it and was chosen from it.

By the sight of a ballet shoe in an advertisement of the new ballet school courses of the village close by, I got initiated to classical training at the age of 8 and since then I have never stopped practicing.

I started my dancing education with classical ballet and later continued with modern and contemporary dance to finally get interested in other disciplines like martial arts and acrobatism.

As teenager I also took active part in recreational activities for kids and created choreographies for them, later in my dancing career I have found my self back in dancing for kids and enrich their education trough movements. This gave me so much joy and rewards. 

As professional dancers I also have been free lancing in The Nederlands and Italy performing in different socially active projects and live-improv performances.

Throughout my life journey,  thanks to dance I got to meet real friends, interesting and inspiring people. Having nice and stimulating people around, keeps driving me forward, while I keep feeding my soul thanks to meditation, love for nature and loving family.

I want to do mine a quote of Anna Halprin “To me dance is a way of thinking” in fact to me dance is a real complex art that keeps enriching my soul and with which I strive to inspire others too.

isabel dance

Performing Experience

Dance experiences / Performances
2016 Stichting De Stillte”, Breda, NL Cultuurnacht Festival in Breda, choreography by Jack Timmermans
1-2tjes, performances for children, choreographed by Gertien Bergstra and Femke Somerwil
2015 TOTM Codarts (dancing tour in Holland): Stephen Shropshire “Lamento della ninfa”, Amancio Gonzalez and
Jone San Martin “Dialogue, Firstext” based on William Forsythe’s choreography Firstext, Jan Martens, “Dogs days are over”
2014 Schiedam Verborgen Stegen, my own creation, Schiedam NL; performed on location
2013 TOTM Codarts, Jan Martens, “Dogs days are over”; performed in July dans Festival, Amsterdam
2012 Cora-Bos Kroese, “AMOR”; performed on location (churches in Den Haag, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht;)
Kenneth Flak, new work; performed in Festival Classique, Den Haag,
Codarts repertoire, Neel Verdoorne, “Once a Tango”
2011 “Codarts Bid Day”, new work of improv by Sjoerd Vreugdenhil, performed in De Doelen, Rotterdam,
Codarts repertoire, Martha Graham, repetitor Mario Camacho, “Diversion of Angles” and “Maple leaf rag”
2011-2008 Sabrina Massignani, neoclassical choreograpghy Premio MAB, Milan , Concert n.2, Modern choreographies, performed in Milano danza Expo, Milan,;“Danza in fiera”, Florence; “Jesolo dance contest”, Venice.
Simonetta Vaccara Reynaud
Neo classical choreographies by, performed in “Concorso interazionale MariaLia Falcone”, Casarsa della Delizia, PN,
Animation for children, taught and performed for children, summer camp GREST, Treviso,
2013-2016 Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis classes and since 2016 working on the educational program to become a Gyrokinesis Trainer.
2012-2016 Codarts, University for the arts, Rotterdam NL (Graduated)
2009-2014 Liceo linguistico “Galileo Galilei”, Treviso.(Graduated)
Liceo scientifico ”Curiel”,Padua
Liceo scientifico “Brandolini Rota”,Oderzo.
2006-2012 Private school
“Amici del Balletto”(Oderzo),
“Artedanza Padova”(Padua)
“Venezia Balletto” (Venice); training in ballet, jazz and contemporary.
2016 BUDO Ballet Initiative”,Chasse dance Studios, Amsterdam, with Amy Raymond and sensai Akiro Hino.Conference “The relevance of Dance, ”Dansmakers Amsterdam, with dance artists – Dr. Guy Cools, Sara Wookey, Kristin de Groot, Michele Rizzo, Dr. Tom Postmes and Drs. Kirsten Krans
2015 Tamalpa dance Experience with Hilde ElbersStudio Singel Amsterdam,Otradanza ,L’Escorxador Centre de Cultura d’Elx, Spain, “Dansa Per a Tots” with Asun Noales, Saray Huertas Sanchez and Sebastian Rowinsky
2014 Codarts Rotterdam, workshop of “contact improv” with Ralf Jaroschinski; “Gaga technique” with Keren Rosenberg, with Marina Mascarell, Ivan Perez (contact improv)Trentino danza estate, Tesero, Italy, with Erika Silgoner (modern), Dominique Lesdema (rock jazz), Carlotta Zamparo (ballet, docent at La Scala Milan, Italy)
2013 2° stage internazionale di danza città di Verona, Italy, with Yelena Pankova (ballet)Summer school Bassano del Grappa, Italy; with Chisato Ohno (Gaga workshop), Lauren Potter (Siobhan Davies Dance, London)
2012 EDEN STUDIOS, Berlin, with Tamas Moricz (Forsythe improvisational technologies)NDT workshops, repertoire of Paul Lightfoot & Saul Leon, Crystal Pyte, Hofesh Hechter, JIry Pokorny
2011-2009 Henny Jurriens Foundation summer intensive, Amsterdam,NL,with Maurice Causey (contemporary), Heidi Vierthaler (Forsythe improvisational technologies), Ricardo Ambròzio (floor work, Ultima Vez)Livorno, summer workshops with Celia Amade (Kylian repertoire), Samuel Wuersten (cunningham technique) and ballet with Nathalie Quernet (Paris Opera, National Conservatory of Nantes)
2010 “Progetto danza”, Ghirada, Treviso, IT, ballet with Frederique Olivieri (La Scala,Milano), Margherita Smirnova (Milano); modern with Fabrizio Mainini, Kledi Kadiu ; Jazz with Christopher Huggins (Alvin Alley); contemporary dance with Fabrizio Monteverde, Beatrice Buffin“Arte Danza Padova workshop”, Padua, IT, Mauro Astolfi (contemporary, Spellbound, Rome)