Isabella is currently in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance at Oakland University, double majoring in both Communications and Dance. This is Isabella’s 20th season as a dancer and in her many years as a performer she has been trained in Cecchetti ballet, lyrical, jazz, pom , and musical theatre styles of dance. She danced with the Macomb Ballet Company for 5 years, the Dakota Dance Team, and Anita’s Elite Dance – a studio for which she is currently Theater Director and dance teacher. In the fall of 2021, Isabella choreographed Chippewa Valley High School’s production of Seussical and received the Sutton Foster Ovation Award for “Best Choreography” of a high school musical in the state of Michigan. Isabella has also choreographed The Macombers. Isabella works tirelessly to challenge her students, encourage them to follow their passion and to gain confidence. Isabella’s favorite part of her job is watching her students grow and seeing them find their voices. One day Isabella hopes to open her own dance studio or theater company.
Brooke Pacifico is a classically trained vocalist who is currently studying Music Education, as well as Vocal Performance. She began studying voice at age twelve with the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus where she performed on the Detroit Opera Theatre stage along with opera professionals. After studying with the MOTCC, she went on to perform in Musical Theatre. In her debut as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, she was nominated “Best Leading Actress” for the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards. Out of the 13 shows she’s performed in, playing Lord Farquaad in Shrek was her favorite by-far. Brooke founded Dakota High School’s Women’s A Cappella group— she arranged the music herself, as well as directed the group. She won the department award for Vocal Music at Dakota High School her senior year. When Brooke isn’t singing, she can be found behind the piano, playing the guitar, or reading.
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