Isela Quintana



Isela is a Mexican dancer, teacher and choreographer, born in Mexico City. She graduated from Ollin Yoliztli School of Classical and Contemporary Dance (Mexico). She also continued her studies in Los Angeles, California, USA. And training capoeira with Longe do Mar(Mexico).

She has worked and collaborated with various artists and choreographers, such as Emiliano Cárdenas, Beto Pérez, Jaime Camarena, Francisco Córdova, Adolfo Flores, Carolina Jímenez, Helmar Day, Paulina Hernández, Edwin Salas, and Santiago Malabari among others.

She has collaborated with different performing artists from different disciplines like puppet theater at Edwin Salas Art Performance, Clown and dance with Triciclo Rojo company. Handling of object and space with juggling by Santiago Malabari.

Since 2015 she has been working hand in hand with Reconquest Films and the filmmaker Luis M. Jara who's creat different dance short films, which have been awarded and chosen in different short film festivals in Europe and Latin America.


In the same year, she created her own company “Hebra, Construcción en Movimiento”, a stage creation platform, where she has developed her skills as a choreographer, cultural manager, and stage producer.

Her work has focused mainly on developing her own teaching methodology "Contemporary-Fusion of Movement" a body investigation that starts from the impulses of Capoeira, Urban and Contemporary Dance, she has working with different bodies, of different styles, with more than 8 years of experience, offering permanent training to professional companies of Contemporary Dance, Physical Theater, Urban Dance, Circus performance artists, Acrobats and Athletes in Mexico and abroad.

She co-directs Balero Proyecto Escénico and Conexión Festival Virtual de Danza.

Now, she has the honor of working with Valleto Dance directed by Valeria Gonzalez, for the Virtual Season 2020.

“Working with Valleto has complimented me in many ways. I feel lucky to learn, create and share with each one of the girls. Val has made me remember how beautiful and powerful we are, I am truly grateful and inspired”