Corps de Ballet

Isabella DeVivo

Isabella DeVivo

Isabella DeVivo (© Chris Hardy)

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Great Neck, New York

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Joined in 2013.

Isabella DeVivo, from Great Neck, New York, received her training at the School of American Ballet (SAB) from 2003–2012. In 2012–2013, she participated in the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program. She joined the Company in 2013.

DeVivo has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (pas de cinq and Moyna), Nutcracker (Ballerina Doll and Spanish), and Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats and Harlots); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Kitri’s Friends); Caniparoli’s Tears (principal); and Scarlett’s Hummingbird (soloist). She created corps de ballet roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Thatcher’s Manifesto.

Her repertory also includes Tomasson’s The Fifth Season; Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (corps de ballet in 2nd movement pas de deux excerpt), The Four Temperaments (Melancholic demi-soloist and Sanguinic), Serenade, and excerpts from Theme and Variations (demi-soloist); Caniparoli’s Lambarena; MacMillan’s Concerto (corps de ballet in pas de deux excerpt); Makarova’s (after Petipa) “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II; Morris’ Maelstrom; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Firebird, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands (Russian, Spanish, and Hungarian) and Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; and Thatcher’s Stone and Steel. As a student at SAB, DeVivo danced with New York City Ballet in ballets such as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Marie), Mozartiana, and Coppélia, and Petipa’s Harlequinade. She performed in the Broadway production of Chita Rivera, A Dancer’s Life.

DeVivo danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. She was featured in Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” department in July 2014.


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