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Alana Isiguen

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Alana Isiguen

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Alana Isiguen holds an MFA in Dance from the University of California
Irvine and a BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of
the Arts. Her research interests include integrating somatic movement
education into dance pedagogy, choreography and performance.

She received her formative training as an apprentice with the
Charlotte Ballet, formerly the North Carolina Dance Theater, under
the direction of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. Her
performance credits include works by Camille A. Brown, George Balanchine,
Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris and William Forsythe. Alana furthered her studies
at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Chautauqua Ballet, Alonzo King’s
LINES Ballet, the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria,
and with Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of
Dance. She studied privately with Rebecca Massey at the Piedmont
School of Music and Dance, who mentored her in dance pedagogy, staging
classical works, rehearsal direction and concert production.

Alana teaches integrated movement sessions in the community, utilizing
knowledge from rehabilitation studies, somatics and a comprehensive
Pilates certification. Her choreography has been presented at La Mama
Experimental Theatre Club in New York, and she has served on faculty
at the University of California Irvine, Cornish College of the Arts,
Santa Ana College and The School of the Sacramento Ballet. Currently,
she is an Artist in Residence at the University of Washington in

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