Isabelle Frame is Scotch-Irish and Portuguese. She originally began her dance studies at Beckley Dance Theatre in West Virginia. She continued her training in Durham, North Carolina with the Durham School for Ballet and the Performing Arts under the direction of Boleyn Willis-Zeger where she starred in countless storybook ballets. Isabelle was also accepted to attended summer training programs at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Arizona. She has performed as the corps de ballet with Charlotte Ballet Company and received leading roles with the Charlotte Ballet Academy. Her favorite dancing roles include Polly in Pineapple Poll, Wendy in Peter Pan, the title role in Cinderella and Little Mermaid, and lead soloist in Yamato. She has been invited to work alongside choreographer Tracey Durbin at the ADF Samuel Scripps Studios on various choreographic projects and as a guest artist in the Wake Forest Dance Festival in the cast of Danzon, choreographed by renowned choreographer Pedro Ruiz. She also has studied and performed a variety of contemporary repertory rooted in the research of the ShaGa Movement Language as well as William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies under the direction of ShaLeigh Comerford. Isabelle has guested with ShaLeigh Dance Works since 2015 and officially joined the company in 2018.
“SDW has given me the opportunity to be around the most special group of humans there is. With every class and rehearsal I am inspired by each one and it makes those almost long rehearsals so worthwhile after looking at what we have created together.”