KCDC Main Company Dancers 2014 - 2015 Season
Born in 1989. Graduated from Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. Was awarded full scholarships to the George Balanchine's School of American Ballet, The Julliard School and San Francisco Ballet School. Finalist at the 2005 Mia Arbatova Dance Competition. Earned scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation between 2002-2006. Joined the San Francisco Ballet for the 2005-2006 season. Joined The Hamburg Ballet - John Neumeier 2006-2010. Joined KCDC’s second company in August 2010. Joined KCDC’s main company the following year.
Born in 1991 in Moshav Beit Itzhak, Israel. Graduate of the Royal
Academy of Dance (RAD) in the United Kingdom as well as the dance
program at The Ruppin School. Completed the dance training program of
Naomi Perlov and Ofir Dagan. Was awarded a dance scholarship by The San
Francisco Ballet. Joined KCDC 2 September 2011. Joined KCDC's main company in September 2013.
David Ben Shimon
Born in the United States in 1983. Studied at the Harid Conservatory and Miami City Ballet School. Danced in the Miami Contemporary Ballet and in American Repertory Ballet. Participated in KCDC’s Dance Journey program, a 5-month intensive dance study for international dancers in KCDC’s International Dance Village. Joined KCDC’s second company in August 2010. Joined KCDC’s main company in September 2012.
Roni Ben Simon
Born in 1992. Lives in Yokneam Illit. Graduate of Kiryat Tivon High School for Dance. In 2010, Joined the second company as an apprentice for the course of a year and soon after was drafted into the IDF. Continued to dance in difference programs during her army service and in September 2013 joined KCDC 2. Joined KCDC’s main company in September 2014.
Born in Jerusalem 1988. Started dancing in Mehola Dance Center at the age of 10. Studied at the Jersualem Academy High School of Music and Dance. In 2004 won a scholarship for The American Academy of Ballet’s summer program. At the age of 16 she joined the Mate Asher Dance Program in Kibbutz Ga’aton and two years later, joined KCDC 2. Joined KCDC’s main company in September 2008.
Born in Porto, Portugal in 1982. Started dancing at the age of 18. Graduated from Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2006. Danced for 4 years in The Netherlands in Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel, and Dansgroep Amsterdam, where he worked with the choreographers Ed Wubbe, Krizstina de Châtel, Giulia Mureddu, Stephen Shropshire, Itzik Galili, amongst others. In February 2010 Daniel worked in Israel as Rehearsal Director re-staging ‘Pulse’ (by Krisztina de Châtel) for the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Joined KCDC in September 2010.
Born in Israel 1989. Studied at the Bat-Dor Dance School in Be'er Sheva in their professional dancers course. Served in the IDF, receiving ‘Excellent Dancer’ recognition. During the years 2007-2009 won scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Danced in Kamea Dance Company between 2008-2010. Joined KCDC’s second company in 2010 and KCDC's main company in 2011.
Frida Dam Seidel
Born in Denmark 1993. Started dancing at the age of 13. Graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet School (contemporary direction) in Stockholm 2013. Chosen for NUdans 2013 at the Gothenburg Opera in Sweden for the work with Rebecca Hytting. Was awarded scholarships from the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation, Aalborg Foundation and Præmieselskabets Foundation, for the participation in Gaga Summer Intensive and KCDC international Dance Journey program in 2013-2014. Joined KCDC’s main company as an apprentice in March 2014 and as a dancer in September 2014.
Born 1993. From Shoham, Israel. A graduate of The Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. Between 2008-2010, was awarded a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF). Earned scholarships for summer courses in Cyprus, Zaltzburg and New York. Joined KCDC 2 as an apprentice in September 2012 and as a dancer in September 2013. Was an outstanding dancer in the IDF and joined KCDC’s main company in September 2014.
Born in Israel in 1991. Graduated from The Jerusalem Academy High School for Music and Dance. He joined their young company in 2009. In 2010, joined the IDF for two years of service. Graduated from Bikurei HaItim's dance program. Joined KCDC 2 in September 2013 and KCDC’s main company in September 2014.
Born in 1986 in Bayonne, France. Started classical and contemporary dancing at the age of 19. Joined the Malandain Ballet Biarritz in 2007, Ballet National de Marseille in 2008, and Noord Nederlandse Dans from 2010 until 2013.
He has worked with Itzik Galili, Emmanuel Gat, Roy Assaf, Andrea Miller, Keren Levi, Stephen Shropshire, Frederic Flamand, Thomas Noone, Reut Shemesh. In parallel to his dancing career, he is choreographing his own work and directing his own company 'Compagnie XIN' based in France.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1992. Studied at School of Arts, Arison Campus in Tel Aviv. Studied dance in Tichon Alef LeOmanuyot. Was awarded a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) in 2009-2010.
Was an outstanding dancer in the IDF. Began dancing with KCDC’s second company in September 2010 and joined KCDC’s main company in September 2012.
Born in Seoul, Korea. Started dancing at the age of 15. Graduated from M.D Dept. of Dance(1992), B.D Dept. of Dance (1996), Ewha Womans University. She had been the backbone of 'TAM Dance Company' which was one of leading contemporary dance groups in Korea. She was chosen as a new rising artist by Cultural Art Foundation. Choreographer by critics's choice. Awarded Grand-pris with the title "Happy Tears - Episode #1" in 2009 at the Seoul International Choreography Festival.
She has worked as a dancers with Joelle Bouvier, Uri Ivgi, and Johan Greben amongst others. In parallel to her dancing career, she is choreographing her own work and directing her own company Crystal Dance Company based in Korea. Joined KCDC in September 2014.
Born in 1982 in Kemerovo, Russia. Started ballroom dance at the age of 7. Studied at multiple dance schools including “The Style” and “Second Parallel”. Awarded by the ministry of education of Russian Federation for a solo performance in 2005. Danced with folk dance company, Siberian Kaleidoscope from 2004-2008. Principal dancer with Boroditsky Dennis Dance Company (BDDC) from 2009-2011. Dancer in “Kamera” choreographed by Ann Van den Broek in 2012. Performed in musical theatre show “Hooligan. Confession” from 2011-2014. Dancer with The Great Moscow Circus from 2009-2014. Joined KCDC in September 2014.
Born in 1990. From in Omer, Israel. Studied dance in the Bat-Dor Dance
School in Be'er Sheva. A graduate of The Thelma Yellin High School of
the Arts. Was awarded scholarships from America-Israel Cultural
Foundation. During her service in the IDF, was recognized as an
Outstanding Dancer. Completed the dance training program of Naomi
Perlov and Ofir Dagan. Danced with the Israeli Ballet, Kamea Dance
Company. Joined KCDC 2 as an apprentice in September 2012 and as a dancer in September 2013.
Born in 1973. Grew up in Kibbutz Ein Gedi. At the age of 16 began to dace at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Joined the Mateh Asher School of Performing Arts (MASPA) and received a special scholarship. In 1995 joined the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. On 2001 received the Yair Shapira prize for Dancers. Danced with Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, then returned to KCDC and in 2002 received prize for performance excellence from the Ministry of Education & Sport. In 2004, studied at the Wingate Institute for physical education and sport.
A certified hydrotherapist by Beit Issie Shapiro. Studied at The Nat Holman School for Coaches and Instructors in 2008 and she is a gym instructor, personal trainer and childern's fitness instructor. In 2009 became a certified yoga instructor at Yoga Shala in Tel Aviv under the guidance of Miri and Gili Haruvi. Renana combines her artistic work with her various fields of study into a way of life.
Born 1993, lives in Hertzeliya. Started dancing at the Lea Manor Studio. A graduate of The Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. Was awarded scholarships from America-Israel Cultural Foundation 2010. Completed the dance training program at Bikurei HaItim. Joined KCDC’s company as an apprentice in September 2012 and as a dancer in September 2013. Joined KCDC’s main company in September 2014.
Born in Ukraine 1987. Began dancing at the age of 8. Studied at Codarts Dance Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2011 graduated from Fontys' Tillburg Dance Academy (physical dance theatre/modern). Internship with DGA, Project Sally. Joined KCDC as an apprentice September 2013 and as a company dancer in September 2014.