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Isabella S.


Virginia Commonwealth University,
BFA in Theatre with a minor in Media Studies

Childcare Experience

Live-In Nanny
Salisbury, CT, 06/20 - Present
Three ages, age 9, 7, and 18 months

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, New York, 06/18 - 03/20
Three kids, ages 10, 7, and 5

Part-Time Babysitter
Richmond/New York, VA/NY, 08/17 - 04/19
One boy, age 2/3

Part-Time Babysitter
Richmond, VA, 09/16 - 12/17
One boy, age 3

Full-Time Summer Nanny
Richmond, VA, 06/17 - 08/17
One boy, age 8, and One girl, age 10

Part-Time Babysitter
Richmond, VA, 09/14 - 02/17
Two boys, ages 6 months and 3

Professional Experience

Instructor at Xtend Barre Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY, 06/19 - Present

Violet in Charlie Brown Christmas (nat. tour)
National Tour, , 10/19 - 12/19

Natalie in Next to Normal at the Riverside Theatre
Vero Beach, FL, 01/19 - 02/19

Natalya in Preludes at Firehouse Theatre
Richmond, VA, 04/18 - 06/18

Ensemble in 3 shows at Virginia Repertory Theatre
Richmond, VA, 03/17 - 12/17

Sophie in Mamma Mia at Virginia Musical Theatre
Virginia Beach, VA, 09/17 - 10/17

Actor at Stephen Foster Drama (Summers only)
Bardstown, KY, 05/15 - 08/16

About me

I grew up with a large extended family, which meant there was always a baby for me to play with at any given time. As an adult, not much has changed, and you can still find me sitting at the kids table at most family events! I moved to NYC in January 2018 to pursue a career in musical theatre, after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Theatre and a minor in Media Studies. Since moving to the city, I have been lucky enough to land roles as Natalie in Next to Normal at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida and in the national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas!

I have been babysitting and nannying for about 11 years, working with children ages 4 months to 12 years old. I started babysitting in my hometown of Poquoson, VA, and continued throughout college. I've been with SmartSitting since I moved to the city and worked primarily in their temp department, working with about 70 families so far. I have been lucky to make lasting connections with many families and return frequently to babysit for them again! My experience ranges from snuggling babies, to working with multiple siblings, to having a girls-night-in with a cool 11-year-old! I adapt easily and have developed the skill of quickly reading a child and doing all I can to gain their trust. I am comfortable traveling with children and am extremely familiar with the NYC subway system. I have taught basic piano and voice to children I've cared for in the past, and love to share my passion for the arts. I also teach fitness (at Xtend Barre!), so I am always ready to run around with and lift kiddos of all ages! I especially enjoy all that the NYC parks system has to offer young children.

I'm a huge musical theatre lover, and especially like to share my love of singing and dancing with children! A go-to activity for me is to put on a fun playlist and have kids show me their best dance moves! I'm an avid cook and healthy eater, and am happy to share that knowledge with kids. I personally love to read, and am always more than happy to read aloud while babysitting.

I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Twins

I will be SmartSitting while...

I love to explore different area of the city, and you can often find me sitting on a park bench with a good book. I enjoy cooking and baking, and like to stay active by going to the gym and taking dance classes.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

My ultimate dream is to be on Broadway, but my main goal is to become a union actor who gets to work all over the world in the exciting business of musical theatre!

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children...

As I mentioned above, I enjoy sharing my love of the performing arts with children. I have an extensive music background which enables me to teach, assist with music practice, and expose kids to a wide variety of music. As an actor, I'm always happy to introduce children to theatre games! Theatre taught me so much as a pre-teen, so I always strive to share the confidence and self-awareness that theatre brings with kids of any age. I've always been a huge bookworm, and I bring that to every child I watch by encouraging reading and always offering to read out loud. Cooking and baking are two of my personal favorite stress-relievers, and teaching those skills to children is one of my favorite activities for a day at home!

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