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Hi! I'm Isabella!

I started ballet lessons when I was quite young, in my mum’s dance school, and at fourteen I won a competition in New York that took me on a quest to being the professional dancer I always wanted to be. Having survived the hardships of being far away from Brazil, where I was born, and loved ones, I graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School and soon joined Northern Ballet, in England, where I started my career (in 2007) as a member of the corps de ballet. 


Today I live in London, with my boyfriend and two cats, and I’m a First Soloist with The Royal Ballet. It hasn’t always been an easy journey, as you might find out here, but I love where it has taken me and, most importantly, I have learned a lot and am still learning! 


Through this blog, which I started in 2019, you may find each step of the road, all the ups and downs of a dancer’s life and my personal view on them. These are my feelings and experiences only, which I share in the hope that it will inform or inspire dancers who are just starting or have danced for many years, or someone who admires dance as an art form and wants a peak at the behind-the-scenes, or those who are simply curious to know what being an artist is about.


Whilst on a full-time job as a dancer at Royal, I completed a BA (Hons) on English Literature and Creative Writing. I have always loved to read and write, I’ve kept a journal for years, so now it is time to combine my love of dance and writing and share them.


I hope you enjoy it!

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