In loving memory of our beautiful angel, Izzie.
Isobel (Izzie) Toman was a daughter, sister, cousin, friend, teacher and dancer like no other. She filled every room she entered with joy, warmness, talent and kindness. Izzie began dancing from the young age of 5 and never looked back. Her talent was undeniable and her stage presence was out of this world. She will always be in our hearts and a role model we will never forget. We love you, Izzie.
Izzie trained at The Dance Shed, Auckland Academy of Dance and with many professional choreographers, which gave her a versatile background in dance. She competed both nationally and internationally as a soloist and part of a team/crew achieving fantastic results. Izzie completed two years Musical Theatre focused training with the New Zealand Performing Arts Junior Associate Program as her passion for Performing Arts was the focus for her future career. Her dedication to the performing arts landed her professional jobs, mall exhibition performances, Tempo and YouDance festivals, charity events, and back up dancing for gigs and music videos for New Zealand singer Amara Duru.
She taught at The Dance Shed for 3 years and People came from far away to attend the Shed just for her teaching abilities, enthusiasm, positivity and results. Her kids adored her and she adored them. She choreographed award winning competition solos and duos and was always supportive and encouraging whilst maintaining excellent results.
She was asked to join the Arts Factory Company in January 2017. This provided the opportunity for more performances including the first of its kind performance in New Zealand, “Imaginarium” a live performance in front of a 50 piece symphonic band as well as KISS theatre production performances.
Izzie featured as an ensemble member for school shows, Bugsy Malone, All Shook Up, The Merry Wives of Windsor, KISS theatre’s Robin Hood, and recently starred as Wednesday Addams in Rangitoto College’s senior production of The Addams Family. She also choreographed the Junior Shakespeare Production for her school. She was also a member of the school competition dance company (Magnum) and Hip Hop Megacrew.
For the last six years Izzie consecutively received the top Australasian results for Asia Pacific Dance Association syllabus examinations, in both hip hop and jazz, as well as receiving an invitation to become an examiner for the syllabus she was a fully qualified APDA Urban Ignition Hip Hop teacher.
The Dance World has lost a future bright and shining star and everyone who knew her will miss her. Shine bright and keep dancing Izzie knowing how much you were loved, till we meet again.