Ian Isles


Ian is a native of San Diego and is an instructor of Dance, Pilates, and Movement for Non-Dancers. He finished his training in Pilates from the Body Arts Science International headquarters under the direct instruction of Rael Isacowitz. Ian holds a degree in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Cultures, is finishing certification in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals under the instruction of Peggy Hackney, and is also and avid practitioner of Ohad Naharin’s movement language, Gaga.

His movement research and interest lies in inner-outer connectivity and therefore is in full agreement with the words of Modern dance pioneer, Martha Graham, when she stated that, “the body never lies.” He was blessed to have had the opportunities to work with such artists as Vic Marks, David Rousseve, Jesse Zaritt, Maria Gillespie’s Oni Dance, Alexx Makes Dances, Los Angeles Movement Arts, and IN/EX Dance Project. Ian’s own work has been presented at UCLA, San Diego Dance Theater, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

LA Weekly described Ian as being “among L.A.’s most inventive and thoughtful choreographers.” Realizing the growth of his interest in Pilates, Dance, Laban, and Gaga, Ian is excited to see where his career in movement will take him.



San Diego, CA



Bridging to Standing



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