Isabella Perversi is a Melbourne based writer, actor, dancer and producer.
She works across multiple disciplines; theatre, film, tv, opera, performance and visual art, and dance.
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She was nominated for a Green Room Award for Performance for her solo show ‘EMBER’ (Melbourne Fringe Festival). It was also nominated for Best in Theatre (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020) and selected by Assembly Fringe to be presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2021), in which it was listed as one of The Best Feminist works by Refinery29.
Her latest work ‘Canary’ played at Fringe Rebound Festival from March 1-5th (2022) to rave reviews. She also wrote, co-produced and performed in short film ‘Friends Of Mine’ (Selected Cannes Shorts 2021, St Kilda Film Festival) and ‘The Sh*t Between Us’.
Her digital theatre work ‘What Rhymes With Orange?’ won Best Emerging Producer at Melbourne Fringe 2021 in which she received an internship with MILKE Productions.
Recently, she performed in ‘What is the matter with Mary Jane?’ by Sancia Robinson at St Martins Theatre (Fourth Wall Theatre Company).
She has performed with Opera Australia on various productions including ‘The Ring Cycle’ (Dir. Neil Armfield), ‘Rigoletto’ (Dir. Roger Hodgman) and ‘Don Giovanni’ (Dir. David McVicar).
As a dancer she has toured nationally with Life Like Touring (Chor. Katie Ditchburn) and performed in music videos for Bridget Mendler (Disney) and Bonjah. She also performed regularly with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects who have been working extensively in Indigenous communities around Australia since 2005.
Other theatre credits include Julia in ‘Fefu and Her Friends’ (Dir. Sapidah Kian), Flavia in ‘Mad Forest’ (Dir. Sean Mee), Masha in ‘The Three Sisters’ (Dir. Helen Trenos), ‘Dr Faustus Lights the Lights’ (Dir. Alyson Campbell), ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Dir. Tony Smith).
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) from the Victorian College of the Arts, has completed the 16th Street Full Time Program and a Diploma in Dance.