Get to Know Me!

Isabella D'Ottavio is a vibrant actor and singer graduating from Western Connecticut State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.  When they are not performing you will find them crocheting and watching Hocus Pocus.  Bella's passion for performing grew in their youth when they started reading Harry Potter.  Then, their mom put them in community theatre at the same time their dad took them to see The Lion King on broadway. The combination of these stories blossomed into a love of creating their own stories.  From then on, Bella pursued theatre, film, and happily continues to acquire an alarming amount of Harry Potter memorabilia.  

 Throughout their four years at WCSU, Bella has performed and worked behind the scenes in productions such as A Little Night Music (directed by Tim Howard), Company (Directed by John Hickok), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Directed by Philip George).  They also had the privilege of learning from industry professionals such as Elizabeth Parkinson, Scott Wise, Maryann Lamb, Tim Howard, and Dr. Justin P. Cowan.  

Recently, Bella performed in WCSU's New Works, New Voices virtual series in a brand new musical, The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical (written by Amanda D'Archangelis, Sami Horneff, and Lisa Mongillo).   

Bella is ready to continue her path down this journey and looks forward to what the future holds!