Los Pasitos, Ballet
Isabella Vergara is a multifaceted dance artist whose diverse passions have led her to become not only a performer, but a dance educator, yoga teacher, fitness instructor, dance filmmaker, and most recently, a Holistic Wellness Coach in training. Originally from Westfield New Jersey, Isabella began her dance training at Center for Dance Education, where she would later become a faculty member, and continued her dance education at Somerset County Vocational Technical High School’s Gifted and Talented Dance Program. She went on to earn her B.F.A. in dance from Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University in 2018, graduating Summa Cum Laude and receiving the Margery J. Turner Choreography Prize. Isabella has performed nationally at The Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, and The Apollo, as well as internationally in the Philippines, China, and Taiwan. Throughout her career she has performed work by renowned artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, and Maxine Doyle.
Isabella’s passion for movement led her to study Vinyasa Yoga under the Om Factory School of Yoga, and in 2017 she became a 200 hour RYT. She has been teaching Yoga and group fitness classes ever since. Isabella has also taught dance at various studios throughout New Jersey to students ages 3-18 years old. By combining her background in dance with her knowledge of fitness and yoga, Isabella embodies a teaching style that is energetic, holistic, and creative.
With an eye for capturing dance on camera, Isabella began pursuing dance filmmaking and producing her own work in 2018. Her films have been presented in the 2018 and 2020 Mobile Dance Film Festival at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and in 2019 she served as a juror for the festival. Most recently, Isabella is pursuing a Holistic Wellness Coaching certification through the International Association of Wellness Professionals. With this certification she hopes to combine her creative abilities and knowledge of somatic practices along with her learned skills in health and lifestyle to promote wellness within the dance community. Currently, Isabella is a freelance dancer in the greater New York area, performing regularly with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and OCA Dance.