ISABELLE KRALJ works as an auteur, director, choreographer, and performer. Besides Gigante, she has directed and/or choreographed for, among others, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, First Stage, DBUS (Ballet Assn. of Slovenia), Florentine Opera, and Door Shakespeare. Abroad, she has performed in Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Germany. Isabelle has an MFA and has received a New Choreography Award from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the award of High Artistic Achievement from UWM’s Slovenian Arts Council, and grants from the US State Department, U.S. Embassy in Slovenia, and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture. She has written/created over seventy works, many of them in collaboration with Mark Anderson.