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 greatest 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.’
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 and ASO Productions. Isabelle recently completed two productions 2018/19 with the Dutch Nationale Opera (NL) and in the new season will start work with ‘Dans Theatre AYA'(NL)
She seeks to comment on relevant social realities whilst transcending boundaries between differing art mediums as well as contributing to the community.