Born in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, Yehudit Arnon is a Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp amongst others. Upon the conclusion of the second World War, she made her way to Budapest, Hungary and then in 1948 she arrived to Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel which till today remains her home.
Small in stature yet exceptionally vibrant, she was the pioneering force and figure in dance within the kibbutz movement. Arnon founded the dance center in Kibbutz Ga’aton and devoted herself and her life to education, dance and community outreach.
Throughout the years, Yehudit Arnon has attained international recognition in the filed of the performing arts. In June 1997, she received the ISPA “Distinguished Artist Award” for her extraordinary contribution of creative talent and inspiration to the world of dance.