Isabela Dos Santos is a human person, born in Brazil but a long-time resident of South Florida, who eats what some might say too many cookies and creates animations.
She began animating in 2009, teaching herself the art form in her spare time while still a high school student who was nerdy about english, physics, and math. She then had her life changed by the National YoungArts Foundation, almost hit Mikhail Baryshnikov in the head with a door, received a medal signed by President Obama for being a good scholar in the arts, collaborated with Camille A. Brown & Dancers on the Bessie-winning "Mr. TOL E. RAncE", and went to college at CalArts where she studied Experimental Animation (BFA '14). She was short-listed for the 2013 Student Academy Awards for her dance/animation film "i" and received a very fancy-looking certificate in the mail for it. She liked that. She really likes combining dance and animation, especially for live performance. She also enjoys making very small things with her hands and writing and animating existential kid's book tales to help people feel okay about life.
Isabela remains nerdy about the way the world works, and aside from animation, dancing, and writing, she enjoys working in arts administration. She interned for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in 2014 and now works full-time for YoungArts in their External Relations department.