Ellen Isom

Adjunct Faculty

Ellen IsomEllen has had a versatile career in dance since graduating with her BA from Webster University. She has danced in modern companies in Chicago and St. Louis. She has performed around the world aboard Royal Viking and Royal Cruise Lines. Ellen is a proud member of Actors' Equity and has performed in musical theatre venues regionally in the United States including the Goodman in Chicago and Stages St. Louis.

Ellen has choreographed a variety of musicals, plays and/or dance pieces in the St. Louis area for professional venues including Stages St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, New Jewish Theatre, Echo Theatre, and The Temporary Theatre Company. She has also choreographed musicals for both Webster University and St. Louis University.

She is on faculty at several St. Louis area schools including Visitation Academy, the Stages' Performing Arts Academy and On Your Toes Dance Studio.

Ellen is privileged to teach students of all ages and abilities. At Webster, she currently teaches beginning ballet and intermediate ballet and jazz which she finds particularly rewarding. Building a strong foundation in ballet and jazz is important to the success of a dancer and developing the keen mind-body connection of a dancer is beneficial to all students.