Isabella Stone is a contemporary dance performer, choreographer, and teacher. Isabella believes in the power of movement and performance to connect, communicate, transform and inspire people and communities through performance experiences.
Based in Perth, Isabella is a graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (2009) and LINK Dance Company (2010). As a performer, Isabella has worked for Maxima Circus Catch!, Thomas ES Kelly Junjeiri Ballun – Gurul Gaureima, Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis (Jukstapoz) Fragile Matter, and many more. Isabella participated in extensive research residencies in Tasmania (T.R.I.P Tasdance), Finland (JoJo Dance Festival), Bilbao (ACTFestival) and Bundanon, as well as workshops nationally and internationally. Teaching has become an integral part of Isabella’s development as an artist, with a strong focus on working with youth. Isabella cherishes the role young people have played, in her ambition to remain curious and always learning while teaching. In 2019, Isabella became a member of Tasdance, performing in MONA FOMA and creating new solo work for Junction Arts Festival, and performed with Maxima Circus in the season Catch!
Isabella is a very kind and hopeful person. She trusts that by the time she is 50, she will be at the peak of her creative and physical abilities. This was quite an eye-opener for me as I have never really thought about my life at that age. As a young dancer, it was a pleasure to interview her as it made me realise what keeps drawing me towards dance.
Text and interview by Paige Carr who is an Australlian Youth Dance Festival, Youth Ambassadors. This season was presented in partnersip with Ausdance Victoria, in conjunction with the Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF). Youth Ambassadors were mentored in the process of writing and undertaking interviews. Additional episodes feature: Adam Wheeler, Daniel Riley, Anna Kenrick, Adam Rutherford, Cadi McCarthy, and Aparna Nagesh. For more information about this special season click here.