Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of six. She trained at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet under a Ford Foundation scholarship and she has danced professionally in New York City, Boston and London. Her oil paintings depict her love of dance. Ms. Isadora also lived in Africa for almost ten years and that experience, as well as living in New York City, has also become the focus of her paintings. Ms. Isadora has written and illustrated over 150 children’s books many of which have been set in the world of dance or set in Africa. These include Lili at Ballet, Max, Swan Lake, and At the Crossroads. In 2009, BalletRox, a Boston ballet company, created a ballet based upon her Caldecott Honor Award book Ben’s Trumpet. Other books of Ms. Isadora’s have been adapted to film, music and dance. Ms. Isadora’s oil paintings have been acquired by many private collectors.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Paintings Of Rachel Isadora
The multi-talented Rachel got her start in Knickerbocker Village. The show above extends to May 22nd