Isobelle Dashwood was born and raised in Toowoomba, Queensland. She grew up in a family of dancers – her mother is a ballet teacher and her four siblings all dance – and began classes at age six. Isobelle trained at Dance Centre (with Benita Whalley, Andie Dashwood and Alison Vallette) and Classical Coaching Australia (with Janine McGrath) before winning a scholarship to The Australian Ballet School, where she toured with The Dancers Company in 2014 and 2015. She danced the roles of Aurora and The Lilac Fairy in The Australian Ballet’s inaugural season of Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty before officially joining the company in 2016. She is inspired by dancers Olivia Bell and Agnes Letestu: “Their tall statures not only create beautiful lines, but also have a commanding presence.”
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Outside of ballet, Isobelle loves going to the beach, reading, yoga and Pilates, and taking photos.