Kristina Isabelle / 614-638-6186  /  kisabelle1{at}gmail.com


SPECIALITIES:  

  • Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher, Stilt – Dancer, Fire Performer, Aerialist

EDUCATION

  • MFA Choreography –  The Ohio State University  1998
  • BFA – The Juilliard School 1991

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

Kristina Isabelle Dance Columbus, OH     2007-2012 *

  • Artistic Director / Choreographer / Performer

HighJinks Productions Columbus, OH     2003-2012 *

  • Director / Choreographer / Performer

Jordan Fuchs Denton, Texas 2009-2012 *

Barry Lather “Nuclear Cowboyz” tour Los Angeles, CA 2009-2010

Bebe Miller Company Columbus, OH            2006–2009

Grimaldi Circus Columbus, OH 2003-2008

Earth Circus Productions San Francisco, CA      2000-2007

The Columbus Opera Columbus, OH 2003 & 2008

Stephen Petronio Company New York, NY 1998-2001

Attack Theatre Pittsburgh, PA 2001

Scott Wells San Francisco, CA 1994

Earth Circus Performance Troupe San Francisco, CA 1993-1995

Laura Glenn Dance New York, NY 1989-1992

Stanley Love New York, NY 1992-1993

John Jasperse New York, NY 1991


RESIDENCIES

Fort Hayes Columbus, OH 2009-2010

Wittenberg University Springfield, OH 2009

College of Wooster Wooster, OH 2009

The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 2007

Bowling Green University Bowling Green, OH 2006

Wittenberg University Springfield, OH 2006

Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH 2006

The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 2005

Kenyon College Gambier, OH 2001-2005

Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH 2002

Alfred University Alfred, NY 2004

College of Lake County Lake County, IL 2002

The Ohio State University-Mansfield Mansfield, OH   2002

The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 2001, 1996-1998


MASTER CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

The Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive             Chicago, IL                           2012

After School Matters- Chicago Ballet Center Chicago, IL                        2011-2012

Columbus Dance Theatre Summer             Columbus, OH                         2007-2012

The Movement Gallery                                    Columbus, OH                             2007-2009

Grimaldi Circus Kids                                     Columbus, OH                              2007-2009

Annual Summer Intensives                        Columbus, OH                               2005-2009

Bytom International Dance Festival          Bytom, Poland                           2007

Ohio Dance Festival                                                                                                    2008

Bowling Green University                           Bowling Green, OH                       2007

Stilt / Trapeze Workshop                            Columbus, OH                                 2005

Ohio Dance Festival                                    Cleveland, OH                                     2005


DANCE STUDIO WORK

Columbus Dance Theatre                                                                                    2006–2012

Infusion                                                                                                                         2009-2011

Columbus Dance Arts                                                                                            2005–2007

New Albany Ballet                                                                                                     2005-2007

Richland Academy                                                                          2005–2007, 2002-2003

Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics                                                                2002-2004

Artistic Director  / Writer and Director of 3 original productions

BalletMet                                                                                                                        2001-2002

White Street Studio                                                                                                      2001

Marjorie Jones School of Dance                                                                        1995-1998

Earth Circus Performance Troupe                                                                   1994-1995


Education Initiatives

 Childhood League                                                                                                     2010-2011

Pre-K Elementary dance program

Whitehall Elementary                                                                                                  2009

Supported by the Ohio State Department of Education


CHOREOGRAPHY

The Floating City (solo draft work) Solo                                                                 2011

Fool For Love                                   Duet                                                                       2011

Portraits In Motion                      5 performers / Michael Wall live                  2010

Gallery Series                                   Trio                                                                        2010

Through The Blinds                     Trio                                                                         2009

In The Ropes                                    5 performers – audience interaction              2009

Agora Fire Ritual                                     12 fire performers                                      2009

Miko                                                             Solo – stilts                                                    2009

Levels & Lines (09)                        7 performers- evening length                          2009

Environmental Tones                        7 performers- evening length                    2008

Last Call                                                7 performers                                                        2008

Been There                                                Solo                                                                 2008

Uneven Tango                                    Trio-2 Stilters / 1 dancer                                 2008

Sebastian                                                Stilt solo                                                            2007

Whippoorwill                                    Aerial Solo                                                          2007

Levels & Lines                                     7 performers -Evening length                       2006

Flames A-Go-Go                                    5-8 fire performers                                        2006

Levels & Lines (Part 3)                        5 Stilters at various heights                      2005

A Mid-Air Rhapsady                        6 Performers / Aerialists                               2005

Da D-Arp                                                Quartet                                                                2005

Levels & Lines (Part 16)                    5 Stilters / 6 Dancers                                    2005

The Ball                                                Stilt Duet                                                                2004

Levels & Lines (Part 2)                 10 dancers                                                            2004

Glass / Pieces                                    Sextet                                                                        2003

Boxed In                                                Solo                                                                        2002

Circumstances                                    Sextet                                                                        2001

Levels and Lines (Part 1)             2 stilters and 3 dancers                                       2001

Streamers                                                   Spinning Poi duet                                                2000

Folk Rites                                                 Quartet                                                            1999

No Exit                                                   Quartet                                                            1998

Circlings                                                    Trio                                                                        1997

Running Scared                                       Solo                                                                        1997

The Waltz                                                   Stilt Solo                                                              1996

Where We Live                                     Trio                                                                          1994

Shoes                                                   Duet                                                                        1993


ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY / COMMISSIONS

Planetary Motion                                    5 dancers                                                            2011

Created for Columbus Dance Theatre’s New Dance Project

Honor To Serve                                    solo                                                                        2010

Created for Columbus Dance Theatre’s New Dance Project

Is This Real Life?                                    4 dancers                                                            2009

Created for Wittenberg University – showcased at ACDFA

Not Quite the Full Story                        5 dancers                                                            2009

Created for Columbus Dance Theatre’s New Dance Project

On Your Mark                                    5 dancers                                                            2008

Created for senior project at The Ohio State University

passing moments…briefly meeting            8 dancers (pointe)                                    2008

Created for Columbus Dance Theatre’s New Dance Project

Concealed Exposure                        4 pointe dancers                                                2007

Created for Columbus Dance Theatre’s New Dance Project

Ballet Techno                                    8 dancers                                                            2006

Created for students from Columbus Dance Arts / Richland Academy

Levels & Lines (Part 16)                        8 stilters / 8 dancers                                                2005

Created for Kenyon College’s Spring Concert

Paris By Night                                    7 dancers (multi-media)                                    2004

Created for Ohio Wesleyan University’s Fall Concert

Latin Murder Mystery                             9 dancers                                                            2003

Created for Kenyon College’s Spring Dance Concert

ColdPlay                                                22 dancers                                                            2003

Created for Dublin Dance Centre’s Repertory Company

Kizmet                                                9 dancers                                                            2003

Created for Dublin Dance Centre’s Repertory Company

Voyage                                                Sextet                                                                         2002

Created for College of Lake County’s Spring Dance Concert

Fast Forward                                    Sextet                                                                        2002

Created for Kenyon College, OH

New Years Eve Skye Bar, SF            Trio                                                                         2001

Collaboration with Earth Circus Productions

Blues Dream                                    Sextet                                                                        2001

Created for Kenyon College’s Fall Dance Concert

Ethereal                                                   9 Performers                                                            2000

Collaboration with Earth Circus Productions – Palm Springs New Years Eve

Futuristic Piece                                      12 performers                                                  2000

Collaboration with Earth Circus Productions – Palm Springs New Years Eve

Dance Action Series II                           7 performers                                                             1997

Performed at Acme Art Gallery

Dance Action Series I                        5 performers                                                            1997

Performed at Acme Art Gallery

Jukebox Café                                    Duet                                                                            1997

Performed at Acme Art Gallery

Skeleton Romp                                       Stilt solo                                                            1996

Fire Ritual                                                   8 stilters                                                            1995

Flamingo Circus                                       3 stilters and 3 actors                                                1995

Collaboration with Earth Circus

Hear Say                                                   Trio                                                                          1991-1992

Shadows of Substance                        Trio                                                                        1991

The Juilliard School’s Choreographer / Composer Program

Memories In My Head                        Solo                                                                        1987

Evolution                                                8 performers                                                            1987


WRITING / DIRECTING

Dance Through Chicago                                    Original Production                                    2012

Co-choreographed with Alison Rootberg, Nicole Scatchell, Paul Abrahamson

Circus Dreams                                                Original Production                                    2008

Co-director and choreographer with Eoin O’Brien

Grimaldi Circus Kids

A Far From Ordinary Alice in Wonderland 2007

Director / co-choreographer with company members

Richland Academy of the Arts

Carnival Original Production 2006

Writer / co-choreographer

The King Arts Complex summer camp

Color My World with Dance Original Production 2006

Writer / co-choreographer

Richland Academy for the Arts

Da Da Da Dance Original Production 2005

Co-director / choreographer with Eoin O’Brien of Grimaldi Circus

Created for the Columbus Fringe Festival

Shall We Dance Original Production 2005

Writer / director / co-choreographer   Artist-in-Schools program

Costumes: Eoin O’Brien Video: James Pryor

Under The Big Top Original Production 2004

Co-writer/ director

Dublin Dance Centre’s 1600 student production

Tales of Eire Original Production 2004

Writer / director/ co-choreographer

Dublin Dance Centre’s Repertory Company

The Haunted Dance Original Production 2003

Writer / co-director/ co-choreographer

Dublin Dance Centre’s Pre-Professional Company

Around The World Original Production 2003

Writer / co-director / co-choreographer / video editor

Richland Academy for the Arts production

Bob Fosse’s Sweet CharityThere’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This Read from Labanotation for Jazz Technique classes          2002 & 1998 

The Ohio State University and Kenyon College

Tere O’Connor’s Crybaby             1998

Ohio State University Dance Company – Rehearsal Director


COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Agora Fire shows 2008-2011

Spin Jam Dance Parties 2006-2008

New Salem Baptist Church 2006-2010

King Arts Complex Summer Camp        2005 & 2006

Comfest 2004–2010

cm2 Gallery Hop, Skip, and Jump Site-Specific series 2006

3-minute portions at Emack & Bolios 2006


AWARDS

Chicago Dance Makers Forum                         Lab Artist Award                                    2012

Greater Columbus Arts Council                        Project Support                                    2012

Columbus Dance Choreography Fellowship                                                            2011

Ohio Arts Council                                                Project Support                                    2010

Columbus Choreography Project              Finalist                                                       2004, 2006 & 2008

Greater Columbus Arts Council                         Project Support                                     2004, 2006

Columbus Alive’s                                     Runner-up Best Dance Company                              2005, 2006

Graduate Associate Research Award                                                                         1998


MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

OhioDance

Columbus Movement Movement (cm2)

Production Director                                                                                     2005-2006

Ohio Arts Presenters Network

Western Arts Alliance


CORPORATE & PRIVATE EVENTS

(Abbreviated list)

Columbus Museum of Art Gala                                                                                    2010-2011

Feld Entertainment                                                                                                            2010

Hell City Tattoo Festival                                                                                                2009

Heinzerling Foundation Benefit                                                                                    2009

Circleville Americana Festival                                                                                    2008-2009

OktoberFest                                                                                                                        2008

MTV – My Sweet Sixteen Party                         2 episodes                                                2007-2008

Corna / Kokosing Family Day                                                                                    2007-2008

Park Street Festival                                                                                                            2007-2009

Riverfest                                                                                                                        2007-2009

Columbus Public Library Party of the Century                                                            2007

Adventures for Wish Kids – Miracles and Magic Party                                                2007

Franklin Park Conservatory – Holiday Event                                                            2006 &2008

Learning Through Arts – Hood Tour                                                                         2006

BFG Entertainment                                                                                                            2006

Ohio Citizens for the Arts Benefit – A Classical Affair                                                2005

COSI Risk Exhibit                                                                                                            2005

Ohio Art League: Raw Materials                                                                                        2005

WaterFire                                                                                                                        2005& 2009

King Arts Complex – Heritage Concert Series                                                             2005

The Lakes Golf & Country Club Anniversary Party                                                      2005

Easton Town Center                                                                                                2005-2009

Arnold Sports Classic Closing Events                                                                        2004-2009

Dublin’s Fourth of July Parade and St. Patrick’s Day Parade                                    2004-200


NIGHTCLUB CLIENT LIST

Bar of Modern Art                                    Opening and special entertainment                        2007-2009

Spice Bar / Sugar Bar                        Opening and special entertainment                        2005-2009

Skye Bar                                                 Opening and weekly entertainment                         2007

Little Brother’s                                    Monthly performance series                                    2007

Long Street Entertainment                        Special events entertainment                                    2000-2006


FESTIVALS

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival                                                            2011-2012

Centerville Americana Festival                                                                                    2007-2012

Bytom International Dance Festival                                                                        2008

Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival                                                                        2007

Minnesota Fringe Festival                                                                                                2006

Comfest                                                                                                                        2004-2010

Park Street Festival


Showcases

Columbus Movement Movement                                                  2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Movement Research at Judson Church

Movement Research Open Showings

Attack Theatre

30X30 at Wall Street nightclub

San Francisco –  848 Showcase


Burlesque / Drag

Skye Bar

Royal Renegades


TV

Artzine Episode

MTV My Sweet Sixteen             2 episodes

Choreographed production numbers and performer


Film

Flytown            actress – wife             Dan O’Dair, director


Dance Techniques

Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Stilt-Dance, Poi, Trapeze,

Contemporary, Improvisation, Composition


Modeling

Virgin Airlines – Airplane Girl

Lindsay Heart – Runway show

Stephanie Matthews – Dance Photography

Terri Stevens – Runway Shows