Isabella Vergara is a multifaceted Mexican-American dancer from Westfield, NJ. She began her early dance training at Center For Dance Education in Clark, NJ. She went on to further her dance studies in Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s Gifted and Talented Honors Dance Program in Bridgewater, NJ. Isabella graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University, where she
received the Marjorie J. Turner Choreography Prize in 2018. Throughout college, she performed works by renowned artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, and Maxine Doyle. She also had the opportunity to perform in prestigious venues, namely the Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow, and The Joyce Theater. In 2019, Isabella joined Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, where she started training in baile folklórico. By her third year in the company she began dancing principal roles. Throughout her career, Isabella has been a freelance dancer in the greater New York area, working with project-based companies, including Dzul Dance and Oca Dance. Isabella has been a part of the Ballet Hispánico community since 2018. She attended ChoreoLaB under the Nuestro Futuro Scholarship in 2018 and 2022. She then joined the School of Dance as a faculty member for the early childhood program and completed the Pa’lante Scholars Professional Studies Program as part of the inaugural cohort in 2021-2022. This is her first season with Ballet Hispánico.