Alana Isiguen received her formative training as an apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet, formerly the North Carolina Dance Theater. Under the direction of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, she was trained in the Balanchine technique performing various works including The Four Temperaments, Who Cares, and Raymonda Variations among others. She continued studying privately with Rebecca Wiley at the Piedmont School of Music and Dance who mentored her in dance pedagogy, restaging classical works and rehearsal direction. Alana furthered her studies at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Chautauqua Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria, and with Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance.
Alana earned her B.F.A. in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her M.F.A. in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Her graduate thesis focused on the importance of integrating anatomical and somatic concepts into technical training, specifically ballet. Alana has presented her choreography at the La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in New York and helped found a performing youth company in New Jersey. Her performance credits include works by Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris and William Forsythe. In addition, Alana is a PMA-certified Pilates teacher, having studied with first-generation teacher Kathy Grant and her protégé Blossom Crawford. She completed a comprehensive certification program under physical therapist Mischa Decker and master teacher Deborah Matthews. Currently, Alana teaches for Santa Ana College and University of California Irvine. She is proud to serve as Rehearsal Director and Performing Artist with Re:borN Dance Interactive since its inception.