Ma. Isabel Regina Gonzalez
Training and Honors
Isabel began her ballet lessons under her mother, Nila Claravall-Gonzalez, at the age of three and a half in Iloilo City. She passed her Grades Examination with marks of Distinction and Vocational Examination Advance 1 and 2 Levels with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London. She was a Regional Winner and a National Finalist in the NAMCYA- Junior Ballet Competition both in 2009 and 2011.
She trained under Brezhnev Larlar, Nonoy Froilan, Dwight Rodrigazo, Raul Sauz and took classes with Victor Ursabia, Nicholas Pacaña, Christine Walsh, Tina Santos, Max Luna and Hilary Kaplan of Alegria in Sydney. She went to Boston Ballet and took classes with Eyla Jeschke, George Birkadze, Pavel Guverich, Christopher Anderson and Boston Ballet’s Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen.
After finishing her college degree, she moved to Manila and joined PBT as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to company member in 2018. Isabel is a Registered Medical Technologist and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London.
Isabel danced in PBT’s various productions as corps de ballet in the Great Classics, Vinta, Sa Piging, Darangen ni Bantugen, The Nutcracker, Pilipino Komiks, La Bayadere, The Merry Widow and Cinderella. In The Nutcracker 2018, she danced the Spanish Dancer.