Isabella Buscaglia, 17, Chicago
Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Illinois)
Isabella Buscaglia began studying with Lizzie MacKenzie in the fall of 2010 and joined Extensions Dance Company in the fall of 2011. This is her sixth season in the company.
Izzy has been dancing since she was three years old, spending nine years with Chicago Dance and Music Academy, where she was amember of the Allegro Performance Company. She has studied and performed at numerous venues in the Midwest, including the Cecchetti Council of America’s summer program in Holland, Mich., and participates in workshops and intensives in the Chicagoland area. She has had the privilege of working under Sean Rozanski, Ahmad Simmons, Graca Sales, Jeff Wolfe and several other amazing choreographers.
Izzy continues to be thrilled to be a member of Extensions and appreciates the opportunity to perform with such wonderful dancers and learn from such incredible instructors. She truly feels that Extensions is her home away from home and considers herself lucky to be forming long-lasting relationships with all the Extensions dancers, past and present. Izzy is extremely grateful to Lizzie for her continued confidence and care in her as a student and as a person and for always being there. She is also incredibly thankful to Lauren for all the work she does for Extensions. Izzy would also like to thank her family and friends for being such an incredible support system.
Photos by Cheryl Mann