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Isabella Boylston Bio: Age, Married Life, Husband, Education

By Mahesh Nath | On: 12 Feb, 2020
Isabella Boylston Bio: Age, Married Life, Husband, Education

American ballet dancer Isabella Boylston serves as a Principal Dancer at the renowned American Ballet Theatre (ABT).

During her successful career as a ballet dancer, she has won the 2009 Princess Grace Award, nominated for the 2010 Prix Benois de la Danse, and won the Clive Barnes Award in 2011. Furthermore, she has been featured in countless publications, including the New York Times, Vogue, and Harpers Bazzar.

Isabella Boylston's Bio: Age & Education

Isabella Boylston was born on 13 October 1986 in Sun Valley, Idaho. She lived in her hometown for the first seven years of her life and then moved to Colorado, where she spent her remaining childhood. 

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She began her dance training at the Boulder Ballet and then to the Academy of Colorado Ballet. Then, at the age of fifteen, she was awarded the Ruger Dance scholarship and began training at Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, in 2002. Also, she studied during the summers at Boston Ballet School. 

Married Life- Husband Details

Isabella Boylston is married to a financier, Daniel Shin. A year after their engagement in July 2014, they tied the knot in Idaho.

She and Daniel started flaunting their romance on social media since 2012—their first post on Instagram was on 11 November 2012.

Isabella Boylston with her husband, Daniel Shin on 24 January 2020 (Source: Isabella Boylston's Instagram)

Her husband, Daniel, attended Emory University in 1995 and graduated with a BA degree in Political Science in 1999.

Currently, he has been working as an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank since September 2014. 

Career & Her Works

Isabella Boylston inaugurated dancing at the age of three. After being trained at some famous institutions, she joined American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company in 2005. After being spotted at the ABT summer intensive, she was invited to join American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2007. 

Then in 2011, she was promoted to soloist in 2011 and the highest rank, Principal Dancer, in 2014. During her time at the ABT, she performed Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the title role in Giselle, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Gamzatti in La Bayadere, and the Ballerina in The Bright Stream

Other than that, Isabella has also performed Kitri in Don Quixote, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, the title role in Sylvia, the title role in Alexei Ratmansky's Firebird, and the Theme and Variations. Likewise, she has originated many leading roles in works by Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, and Benjamin Millepied. 

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Besides, she has produced and starred in the film Early Sunday Morning which premiered at the TriBeCa film festival. She has also performed Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the movie, Red Sparrow.

In addition to her dancing career, Isabella also works with the charity, National Dance Institute, which collaborates with public schools to offer free dance classes to kids in underserved communities. She also serves as the founding director of Ballet Sun Valley, a festival that brings top ballet performances and free dance classes for children in her hometown.


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