Is­abella’s danc­ing her way to the top

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

IS­ABELLA Hood has gone from life on a farm in the Lockyer Val­ley to tak­ing cen­tre stage with a top dance com­pany.

Is­abella is a trainee dancer with Ex­pres­sions Dance Com­pany, a top Aus­tralian contemporary com­pany based in Brisbane.

She trained at the Toowoomba School of Dance be­fore grad­u­at­ing first class in a Bach­e­lor (Hon­ours) of Fine Arts (Dance Per­for­mance) at QUT in 2017.

Last year, Is­abella’s hon­ours re­search led her to per­form along­side the Ex­pres­sions Dance Com­pany in Be­hind Closed Doors.

She is per­form­ing with Ex­pres­sions Dance Com­pany in 4Sea­sons ,a triple-bill premiere season of contemporary dance.

The show is a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Com­pany.

4Sea­sons pre­miered in Hong Kong ear­lier this month and is at the Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre’s Play­house The­atre un­til Fri­day.

It is part of Ex­pres­sions Dance Com­pany’s five-year Chi­nese Aus­tralian Dance Ex­change Project, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with three high-pro­file Chi­nese dance com­pa­nies.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CEN­TRE STAGE: Ex­pres­sions Dance Com­pany dancers Is­abella Hood and Scott Ewen pre­pare for the per­for­mance of 4Sea­sons.

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