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All About Isis

Let me tell you about my friend Isis.

She called me Sunday morning. Laura and I were returning across Puget Sound on the Bainbridge ferry and I was happy to get her call.

“Hey Isis,” I answered.

just then horns erupted around me. The captain came on the PA to announce an EMERGENCY EVACUATION drill. Volunteers were to report to the fore or aft ends of the main cabin and await instructions.

“Hey Nick,” Isis said over the hubub. “Uh, what’s going on?”

“Being evacuated from the Bainbridge Island ferry,” I answered. A parade of volunteers walked by, arms slung across each other’s shoulders and neon orange life vests strapped to their chests. “Otherwise things are chill. Where are you at?”

“Woah,” she answered. “I’m at the Fremont Farmer’s Market. Hey — I found a brochure about raising chickens in the city. When you get to NYC I’ll give it to you!”

That’s the kind of person Isis is. You could be sinking into Puget Sound and she remains optimistic. After they’ve dragged my frozen remains from the water and dethawed me at the hospital I knew she’d have something fun and thoughtful on the other end to help take my mind off the ordeal.

I love working with this young lady. To any producers out there looking to work with the a real professional, I cannot recommend her enough.

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Isis King Bio

Isis King has been performing for an audience for as long as she can remember.

At the age of four Isis began training in ballet at Roseanne’s School of Dance in Seattle, WA, later progressing to the Pacific Northwest Ballet School where she performed in their annual production of “The Nutcracker” in 1994. In 1995, Isis was chosen as one of three featured dancers in the documentary, “Dare To Dance” about 3 young ballet students and their love for dance. Beginning the following year, she joined the Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School (SCTDS), where she learned acting, musical theater, and stage combat from various theater professionals in the Seattle area. It was through SCTDS that Isis was able to participate in the Seattle International Film Festival Fly Filmmaking Project in 2000, as well as book her first industrials and join the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) in 2001.

After graduating from Garfield High School in 2002, Isis joined the theater department of Seattle Central Community College (SCCC), involving herself in The Conciliation Project – a theater company started at SCCC to promote open and honest discussions about racism in America through the production of new works. Isis has also performed internationally since 2003 with Impact International, The Golden Light Organization’s international exchange program in the areas of health, education, arts, and technology in Accra, Ghana and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. While in Zimbabwe with Impact International in 2006, Isis lectured in theater production at their City Wide Arts Seminar, co-sponsored by Impact International.

After graduating from SCCC, Isis moved to New York to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at CUNY Hunter College, where she was able to perform at the Central School of Drama’s International Theater Festival in Beijing, China in 2005. In 2006 she spent 6 months as an intern at Black Spectrum Theatre Company, a community theatre in Queens, New York dedicated to creating theater and film productions targeting relevant issues in the African-American community. At BSTC she served as an assitant to the director the Youth Program as well as stage manager for their annual play; she also helped in researching and mounting the theater’s African-American Theatre Gallery. After graduating from Hunter College in 2006, Isis spent 2 years working for a private financial company while involving herself in the world of Off-Off-Broadway theater in New York City.

Since leaving the company in late 2008, Isis has been coached by Susan Campochiaro Confrey of Career Breakthroughs Unlimited, Inc. and is now freelancing with Rick Miller Agency (commercial print) and Eileen Haves of Acme Talent & Representatives (on-camera commercials). She is currently working on 2 independent feature films, an independent short film, and a pilot for a web series.

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