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Isabel Isenhower

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Isabel Isenhower is a young actor, singer and dancer who is lives and goes to school in Fort Myers, attending the Center for the Arts at Cypress Lake High School, where she is majoring in theater.

Musical theater is currently her forte. In that regard, she has appeared in numerous musicals in the Fort Myers area, including Godspell Jr. for Florida Repertory Theatre in the River District (she was John the Baptist), Little Shop of Horrors for Cypress Lake High School (ensemble), as well as several shows at Canterbury School and the Creative Theater Workshop (CTW), where she played Cheshire Cat 1 in Alice in Wonderland JR in 2019 and Mrs. Beauregarde in Willy Wonka JR in 2018.

Isabel turned in a memorable dramatic performance in the role of Betty Parris in Lab Theater’s production of The Crucible and also played a girl victimized by a homicidal roommate in Stephen Hooper’s Boxed In for Lab Theater’s inaugural 24-Hour Screenwriting Project in 2020.

It is Isabel’s dream to perform on Broadway on day. In furtherance of that very achievable goal, her training includes singing and dancing in addition to acting. She takes voice lessons at Susan Niekamp Studios and dance (for more than seven years) at Miss Kelly’s Dance Centre. She is also a member of the Starz dance team.

Her singing credits include a vocal performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the 2018 Middle School Honors Performance Series. She also received a Freddie G Award for Outstanding Student Choreography at the 2019 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta (which unites 6,600-plus students and educators from 133 educational musical theater groups representing 28 states, Australia, China, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).

Isabel also enjoys working the other side of the footlight. In this regard, she choreographed the dances in Sunset Schmoulevard and Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire earlier this year, choregraphed Children of Eden for the Junior Theater Festival in Sacramento, California (where her team won the inspirational award), and was assistant stage manager for Lab Theater’s production of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.

She next appears in the role of Miranda in Lab Theater’s production of Annette Trossbach’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

September 26, 2019; revised October 20, 2021.

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