Tania Isaac is a dancer, choreographer and video artiste. She will be part of the dance cast honouring Virginia Alexander at the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival’s Icons Series on May 1st at the National Cultural Centre.
Tania’s introduction to dance began in 1988 when she enrolled as a member of the Les Enfants Dance Company, under the direction of Virginia Alexander. She attended St. Joseph’s Convent and completed tertiary level education in Saint Lucia at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in 1993.
The following year, Tania completed the Alvin Alley American Dance Centre Summer Workshop in New York, where she was trained in Modern Dance and Ballet. In 1997, Tania received a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin, where she graduated with honours and a national Dance Association Outstanding Graduate Award. In 2000, Tania completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Isaac fuses choreography with personal documentary highlighting social commentary that grapples with identity, post-colonial issues, feminism and juxtapositions of European and African influences. Some of her ground-breaking choreography includes 2009 landscape on hold (collaboration with Gabri Christa & Marianela Boan), Painted Bride Art Centre, Philadelphia, PA.