Meet Issi - The Dance Academy/SYTYCD rising star!

Isabel "Issi" Durant plays Grace Whitney on Australian TV series Dance Academy. Issi has been dancing since she was three-years-old, attending Loretto Kirribilli throughout most of her life. She made the transition into acting at age 14 after taking her first drama class. Straight out of high school in 2010, Issi made it to the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance series three, which jump-started her career. She studied dance full time at Sarah Boutler's Ev & Bow and even took on a minor role on Rescue Special Ops.

"Be as calm as possible. Nerves are great if you can use them to your advantage. Just remember you're doing what you love. Cherishing every moment you have on stage will always make you stand out." Issi Durant (On nervous energy during performances)

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