Tania Isaac fuses choreography with personal documentary and social commentary and grapples with identity, post-colonial issues, feminism and juxtapositions of cultural influences, resulting in dances that are elegant and dramatic, yet highly accessible. An electric and commanding performer, Isaac has been a member of David Dorfman Dance, Rennie Harris Puremovement and Urban Bushwomen. Her publications explore the spectrum of contemporary dance ranging from essays/commentary on functional mechanics to comparative literary esthetics in performance.
Her current work is an exploration of creative method she calls the "Open Notebook" - a way of turning a room into a laboratory of investigation and participation in multiple forms. She developed this project during a 2006 residency at the Maggie Allesse national Center for Choreography "I fell in love with the idea that moving could be intellectual practice in itself" says Isaac "I enjoy the messy and exhausting process of bringing things to life"
She is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University, a 2011 Pew Fellow and a 2012 MacDowell Fellow.