Still dreaming of the gorgeous #PanthèredeCartier watch by @cartier. Check out the video we created together about being #BoldandFearless. #sponsored
This Saturday and Sunday stars from @abtofficial are taking over @guild_hall in East Hampton 🤩. So proud of my bro @josemlsebastian for directing this project and bringing it all together. I’ll be dancing Bad Together by @gemma_bond__ @thisisrozzi and On The Water by @jamesbwhiteside. Tickets: @hamptonsdanceproject hamptonsdanceproject.org 💎📸: @nisian
Rest In Power #ToniMorrison 🖤 what’s your favorite Toni Morrison book? I’m thinking the next Ballerina Book Club selection should be Song Of Solomon, my favorite as a kid.
Happy birthday to my beautiful sis, BFF, mom-to-be, ballerina, and entrepreneur, @laurencpost!!❤️💙You can join me in wishing her a happy birthday by supporting her company, @colabdance. Co•Lab Dance performances are on Aug 31st at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for Dance and on September 6th and 7th at 7:30pm at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Purchase your tickets through www.colabdance.org
Oh what a night @vaildancefest ✨ there’s no other place I know of where magic like this can happen. Thank you @heather_watts_watts @damian_woetzel for the opportunity to debut in Serenade, IMO the greatest ballet ever made. It was pure heaven onstage with my sisters @unityphelan @laurenlovette and the beautiful corps de ballet from @colorado.ballet and @prestonchamblee and @jamesbwhiteside 💙
Happy 85th Birthday to dance legend and founder of one of my favorite organizations/charities @nationaldanceinstitute, Jacques D’Amboise! #NDI partners with public schools to provide free dance classes for kids and has impacted the lives of over 2 million children! #jump4jacques
Seeing this photo of the @abtofficial women hugging after the last show of Swan Lake last night makes me so emotional 😭❤️. Congrats @abtofficial fam!!!! 67 shows in 9 weeks, and every week a different ballet. There’s no other company in the world that moves at this clip. It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to some amazing women this season, @powi295, @kahoogawa1, @mai__way, and especially my beloved sister @gemma_bond__ ❤️❤️❤️congratulations on an amazing career with ABT!! Luckily Gemma will be back in the fall in a different role, choreographing her first work for the main company. 🤩🤩🤩 photo by Susan Jones
Taking class with the @abtofficial summer intensive today got me thinking about how it felt to be a young dancer following my dreams. I wanted to share my letter to my teenage self which I wrote for this month’s @dancespiritmagazine: Dear teenage Isabella, I'm proud of you for working so hard and following your dreams, even when it isn't easy. I know you feel like an outsider at school, but it's all going to pay off. Soon you'll find your people, your other family, your niche. One thing I've noticed is that you spend too much time comparing yourself to others. Remember, everyone has their own journeys, struggles, and insecurities. Not to worry—you're unique, and there's plenty of room for everyone. I know you want badly to fit in and for people to like you, but being yourself is actually the coolest thing of all. And remember, you have a right to respectfully voice your opinions and stand up for yourself. Speaking of standing up for yourself, I want you to start working towards being financially independent. I know it seems like the distant future, but being able to support yourself will give you all the freedom you desire! By the way, remember how much you loved to make plays and draw and choreograph when you were little? Keep those creative juices flowing. Watch movies. Make a movie! Go to museums. Read everything. Choreograph! Feel the fear and do it anyway. And, most importantly, always put your dreams out into the universe, because that is in part how they become realized. Although you'll face obstacles and disappointments, don't dwell too much on what went wrong. The path ahead is curvy and unexpected, but just keep moving forward. Failure is a step on the way to success. It always is. And even though you take your art seriously, you don't always have to take yourself seriously. You're in for a hell of an adventure, kid! Love, Grown-up Isabella 📷 @Nycdanceproject
The day after Swan Lake feels 🦢 exhausted but so happy. Thank you to my partner @Daniil ❤️and evil sorceress @josemlsebastian 😈 and green monster @thomasforster22 🧟♂️. The audience was so fun! There’s no place I’d rather be than on the Met stage in front of the home town crowd. Love you NYC 🥰🥰🥰 📸: @nisian
#turnout 😆🦋🦋🦋 I wear so much makeup and crap on my skin and hair when I’m performing during the Met season that whenever I can I try to go makeup free. I also try to moisturize as much as possible and drink enough water— critical since I drink a lot of coffee. Check my story to see my skincare routine! Any recs on the most moisturizing moisturizers? 🦋🦋🦋
Omg this photo!! It’s from my first year in @abtofficial and I was one of the maids in Manon. Manon was played by @dianavishneva, a dancer I grew up idolizing. And today I’m dancing my second ever show in the role of Manon. I feel filled with gratitude and amazement at where this career has taken me. Thank you @rosalieoconnorphotography for this capturing this memory!
Hey everyone! Go follow @abtstudioco on Instagram! I was 17 when I was offered a position in ABT Studio Company. There I got the opportunity to tour the world, work with choreographers, and made some of my best friends before joining @abtofficial as an apprentice. @rosalieoconnorphotography took this photo of me performing Balanchine’s Divertimento #15 with ABT Studio Company. —— Here’s a story I want to share with the young dancers who follow me: two years before I was offered a spot in Studio Company, I was rejected from the ABT summer intensive. So don’t let rejection get you down! Let hearing no motivate you to achieve your goals. 💪 Where is everyone going for summer intensives this year?
Saying bye to Jane Eyre for now! Thank you @cathyrmarston for this wonderful opportunity and for your generous and brilliant direction! And thanks to my amazing Rochester @thomasforster22 and the whole cast. Swipe to see our happy, totally non-dysfunctional family portrait 😆 📸 by @schiavonegene
My coach and mentor @susanjaffeofficial (pictured with Baryshnikov in the second photo) 👑👑👑 Unfortunately I never got to see Susan dance live, but she became my coach at a time when I really needed the extra guidance and prepared me for my first Swan Lake. I feel so fortunate to have had the support of Susan and so many other iconic ballerinas and it’s something I hope everyone in this field gets to experience. It’s time for the misogynistic and outdated stereotypes about ballerinas (and women) cutting each other down to go away. My female colleagues have been my greatest supporters and I only hope I can reciprocate all the love and support they’ve given me.
DREAM WITH US 🔥🔥🔥 #Nike @nikenyc side note: I was super excited to meet @wond3rwoman1 on the shoot for this campaign! I had watched her for years on YouTube and then finally stalked her at a ball. Unfortunately she went on at like 4 am and after a full day of rehearsal I didn’t last until her performance. Anyways, I was fangirling so hard when I finally met her in person 🤣💘#justdoit #teamnikenyc #DreamWithUS
Oh what a night ✨it was an honor to dance for the OG, trailblazer, and creative genius Twyla Tharp in an all Tharp program. At the curtain calls she repeatedly rejected a bouquet of flowers, then finally accepted them and lobbed them straight into the orchestra pit. 🤣Trust me, you do not want to miss this program. Dancing again tonight and tomorrow night @abtofficial
He strikes again 🤣 #familyphoto
T minus 5 days until @abtofficial opens @metopera! We have been working our a$$es off to get ready for this season. Who’s coming?? Week 1: Harlequinade with #theCindies Week 2: The Seasons 🌍 premiere🎉 Songs of Bukovina with @mbhoven and Whipped Cream Week 3: Twyla Tharp spectacular Week 4: Jane Eyre by @cathyrmarston Week 5: Le Corsaire (I will not be performing this week but my incredible colleagues will) Week 6: Manon with @officialdavidhallberg Week 7: Swan Lake with @daniil Week 8: Sleeping Beauty with @jamesbwhiteside
I’m so excited to share with you my new campaign with @allbirds! Their new ballet flat-esque #TreeBreezers are ballerina ready. 🥰 #weareallbirds #butsomeofusareswans 😜
Hi everyone! Along with my fellow principal ballerinas @devon.teusch and @mistyonpointe, I will be speaking this Friday @92ndstreety. We will discuss playing Jane in @cathyrmarston’s Jane Eyre. Hope to see you there! Swipe to watch the gorgeous trailer featuring @devon.teusch @jamesbwhiteside and @luciana_paris_official✨. @penguinclassics @abtofficial @ezrahurwitz
Work work work with the Queen Irina Kolpakova 👑
@urbanzen Q: What is something you would tell your younger self? @isabellaboylston A: “Try not to sweat the small stuff. Just do your best and keep moving forward. Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone has their own unique journey and there’s plenty of room for everyone.” | Photo: @amandademme Styling: @donnakaranthewoman #WomensHistoryMonth #ABTWomensMovement #WomanToWoman
I had such a blast speaking at Harvard on Monday! Thank you so much for having me! All of the thoughtful questions I received from students and young dancers in the audience made me feel excited about the future and especially the future of women in the arts. Thanks to @elizabethtartakovsky of Leadership Institute at Harvard College for organizing, my mentors @ltiln @jmonagle, and my favorite professor @anitaelberse! I was also honored to be awarded the HBS #crossoverintobusiness ‘championship ring’ which I’m showing off in the first pic 😆🌟 ❤️