Isabelle Nelson is a graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and upon graduating commenced work with JAVA Dance Company. She toured both nationally and internationally with JAVA; teaching workshops and performances throughout primary and secondary schools of New Zealand as well as performing in Festivals throughout NZ and Australia. Working alongside the freelance dance community in works such as ‘WOW’ – Malia Johnston; with BiPeds Productions with Lyne Pringle as well as with ‘JAVA Dance’ has provided Isabelle with the opportunity to work with some of NZ’s most established choreographers, performers and teachers.
She originally came to Europe to attend Dance Festivals such as Deltebre Dansa in Spain and Impulstanz, Austria and then was able to stay on with a sponsor to continue dance training in The Netherlands. She spent 2014 working alongside ‘de KISS moves FUSION dance theatre’, (Netherlands) where they went on to perform in the Finals for ‘Hollands Got Talent,’ and received the vote for ‘Audience’s Favorite.’
Isabelle is currently engaged with a new co-production between ‘Dans Theatre AYA‘ and ZEP Productions (NL). Isabelle recently completed two productions 2018/19 with the Dutch Nationale Opera (NL). In 2017/18 she worked with choreographer ‘Isabelle Beernaert,‘ (BE). She has worked with various artists in NL – such as a choreographer/dancer with Dutch musician/artist ‘Jet Rebel,’ for his 2018 Single ‘Good boy.’ In the previous years 2015/16 she danced for Djurre Brouwer, ‘Real-Art Co.’ performing at ‘DansMakers Open Podium,’ She also worked for ‘New Dance Company’ Amsterdam where they toured their first international work to Skopje Festival, Macedonia. She has taught at The International School (AICS) Amsterdam and Amsterdam Dance Centre, Chasse Dance Studios and has also worked with House of Makers as a performer as well as ASO Productions.
Isabelle recently premiered her own work ‘MANA ORITE,’ at Tanzart Ost-West festival in Giessen, Germany 2019 and performed two sold out shows at DANSBLOK in Scheltema, The Netherlands. Later this year and into 2020 Isabelle will commence work with ‘Curtis & CO.’ on the new production ‘Madame Bovary,’ with Choreographer Susanna Curtis (DE). She has had the opportunity to research and develop her artistic practise with the support of the Kulturfactory International Residency 2019