ZoŽ Isadora was born on April 7, 2000,
having danced since
conception in her mama Melina's womb. Zoe first graced the stage at 2 months of age with
her mom, her grandma "Dancing Ammy" Rhea and her aunt
Piper at a fundraiser for the ALS Therapy Development Foundation at the
Karoun Restaurant in Newton, MA.
Even at this tender age, and with very few hairs upon her head, she showed great promise in
carrying on the matriarchal family tradition.
ZoŽ tried out her first professional solo, dancing with
finger cymbals to live music at Axum Restaurant in Athens, Greece, when
she was a seasoned 21 months old. She nearly caused a riot of
pleasure among the audience members with her casual but studied hip
flinging and raised arm. Zoe has also been spotted on Greek TV doing
the hasapiko with her mom and dancing Ammy Rhea of Greece.
performance skills continue to be honed in the circus ring. She has
been a company member in Circus Flora since she was 9 months old. At
Circus Flora ZoŽ has performed in the ring as a cute imp, a miniature pony rider, and
wrangler. She knows lots of aerial tricks on the cloud swing, trapeze and
aerial hoop. In Cirque Passion,
Zoe performed a magic spin on the aerial hoop and danced with her best
friend Tessa in the circus ring.
ZoŽ's basic philosophy of dance is that
you dance when you feel like it, to whatever music moves you, and in
whatever outfit speaks to your soul most at the moment. ZoŽ has
performed oriental dance in many sartorial guises: she has danced as
Tinker Bell, in white Bridesmaids dress, in jaunty Syrian folk outfit, and
in full cabaret get-up. Her props vary from candles or canes balanced on
her head to dolls, stuffed animals, veils and balloons. She likes to
dance with her mom and her friends, but can also go solo if she feels like
it. Zoe does not require an audience to delight in dancing: she dances
from her heart, for herself.
One of ZoŽ's favorite thing to do -- besides play with her cousin Alex,
BF Tessa and
friends from school -- is to ride Mikey the miniature horse when on tour
Flora. She also loves hanging out with the fabulous youth
acrobatic team, the St Louis Arches.
ZoŽ brushes her teeth while hanging upside
down by her knees each morning.