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Soloists

Isabella Devivo

Isabella Devivo

Biography

  • BORN

    Great Neck, New York

  • TRAINING

    School of American Ballet
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, 2012–2013

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2013
    Promoted to soloist in 2017

    Photo: Isabella DeVivo in Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15 // Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson

Tomasson

Caprice (originated)

Don Quixote (Kitri’s Friends)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq, Giselle’s Friends, Solo Wili, and Wilis)

Nutcracker (Ballerina Doll, Bridget, Queen of the Snow, Snowflakes, Sugar Plum Fairy, Spanish, and Flowers)

Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats and Harlots)

The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Serenity, Diamond Fairy, Enchanted Princess, White Cat, and Bluebird pas de deux)

Swan Lake (Act I pas de trois, Cygnets, Swans, Neapolitan, and Russian)

Trio

 

Balanchine

Allegro Brillante

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (corps de ballet in 2nd movement pas de deux)

Coppélia (Swanilda’s Friends and Jesterettes)

Divertimento No. 15 (Allegro – Fouetté Woman)

The Four Temperaments (Melancholic demi-soloist and Sanguinic)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lead Butterfly and Divertissement ensemble)

Serenade (Russian corps)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Theme and Variations (Soloist)

 

Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Ellida Wangel in “Lady from the Sea”)

Lambarena

Tears (Principal)

 

Cranko

Onegin

 

Forsythe 

Pas/Parts 2016

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Ladies in White)

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean

 

MacMillan

Concerto (Corps de ballet in pas de deux excerpt)

 

Makarova after Petipa

La Bayadère, Act II (“The Kingdom of the Shades”)

 

McIntyre

Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem (originated)

 

Millepied

The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two (originated)

 

Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Mermaid’s Sisters)

 

Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Principal)

In the Countenance of Kings (Quantus and corps)

 

Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Firebird

Swimmer

 

Ratmansky

From Foreign Lands (Russian, Spanish, and Hungarian)

Symphony #9 (Principal) and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Rhoden

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated)

 

Robbins

Glass Pieces

 

Scarlett

Die Toteninsel (originated)

Fearful Symmetries (Principal and corps)

Frankenstein

Hummingbird (Principal and soloist)

 

Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine (originated) 

Manifesto (originated)

Stone and Steel

 

Welch

Bespoke (originated)

 

Wheeldon

Bound To (originated)

Cinderella (Stepsister Clementine, Spirit of Spring/Lightness soloist, Spring corps, Spanish Princess, Attendants to the Princesses, and Courtiers)

Rush

Within the Golden Hour

Balanchine

Coppélia 

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Marie)

Mozartiana

 

Petipa

Harlequinade

  • Danced the Flower Festival Pas de Deux in Shanghai, China, November 2018.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.
  • Featured in Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” department, July 2014.
  • Performed in the Broadway production of Chita Rivera: A Dancer’s Life.
 

Q&A

What's the hardest part about being a dancer that no one knows?

Staying motivated without being too hard on myself.

What can always make you laugh?

My friends.

I love San Francisco because…

Of its diversity and sense of community.