KCDC Dancers 2013 - 2014 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.
Born in Italy in 1989. Started dancing at the age of 4. Began performing around Italy already at 13 years of age, winning scholarships and some competitions. Graduate of Royal Academy of Dance. In 2009 she joined Florence Dance Company. One year later joined Aldes-Roberto Castello, a dance-theater company. In 2012 Elisa took part in La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale della Danza. Participated in KCDC's Dance Journey Program in February 2013 and join KCDC's main company as an apprentice in September 2013.
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.
Born in Russia in 1989. Arrived in Israel at the age of one. Grew up in Beit Shemesh. Started dance at the age of six and then moved onto gymnastics. At the age of 13 she started dancing at Yad Harif Art Center in Kibbutz Tzora. At 17, she started dancing at the Tamara Mielnik Dance School and a year later joined The Jerusalem Dance Theatre. At 18 she joined Muza Dance Compay and participated in a project of choreographer Dafi Altabeb. Joined KCDC’s second company in August 2008 and a year later she joined KCDC’s main company.
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 1992. Started dancing at the age of six while
active in gymnastics. A graduate of the dance program in Misgav,
Israel and during high school participated in KCDC’s Outstanding Dancers
program. Served in the IDF as an outstanding dancer. Joined KCDC 2
September 2011. Joined KCDC's main company in September 2013.
Born in Kiryat Gat in 1985. Started dancing at Bat-Dor Dance School in Be'er Sheva. Was recognized as an ‘Excellent Dancer’ by the army. Earned scholarships from The America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Danced at Kamea Dance Company for 3 years. Joined Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s second company in August 2007. A year later joined KCDC’s main company.
Born in Israel 1987. Began dancing at the age of 9 at Chaim Ohn's Studio in Ra’anana, Israel. Graduated from The Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. In 2004, earned a scholarship for Jacob’s Pillow’s summer course in New York. In 2005, Joined KCDC 2 and joined KCDC’s main company the following year.
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 Israel in 1987. Started dancing at the age of 4 at Gafni School of Dance with Denis Peri. Was awarded 3 scholarships from America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Won third place at the Mia Arbatova Ballet Competition in 2006. Danced in Bat-Dor Dance Company, managed by Jannet Ordman for year and a half until it closed. Participated in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Summer School in London as well as in The Netherlands at the Netherlands Dans Theater (NDT) program in 2008. Was a finalist in the TV show ‘Born to Dance 2.’ Joined KCDC’s second company in August 2008 and a year later he joined KCDC’s main company.
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.
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.
Nir Even Shoham
Born in Rishon LeZion in 1983. Started dancing at the age of 18 at the Varda Shoval School of Dance. During his army service, danced with ‘Laterna Magica’ non-verbal theater of Prague during their visit to Israel. Joined KCDC second company in 2004 and in January 2006 joined KCDC’s main company. Received a scholarship from America-Israel Culture Foundation in 2005.
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.