A native of Brooklyn, New York, based in Haarlem, The Netherlands, Yoni is a Performing Artist, Performing Arts Manager, and Founder of Avital Arts Agency; an performing arts management firm based in The Netherlands.  Aside from arts management, Yoni is also the leader and lead singer of the international world music group The Shuk with whom he regularly performs Jewish Roots and Israeli world music at theaters and festivals worldwide.

Yoni oversees and manages Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s international marketing and operations including the main company’s performances and tours across the globe, international public relations and marketing, social media and website management, promotion of KCDC’s international 5-month pre-professional Dance Journey study abroad program, and the international Kibbutz Summer Intensive that takes place each July and August at the company’s home at the International Dance Village.

Earned a B.A. in Clinical Psychology & Music from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and an MBA at Haifa University’s International Executive MBA program.

Was first introduced to the inexplicably ‘fantastic’ world of contemporary dance by his wife Dorry Aben, a former company dancer and today a naturalistic  therapist.  Prior to relocating to The Netherlands, spent his life between growing up in a moshav (agricultural village) in central Israel, Brooklyn, as well as number of years at The International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel; home to Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company.

His belief in using the immense power and medium of dance, music, education, and the performing arts as a whole to bring people of all backgrounds together especially in these ever-increasing polarized times, is the driving force behind his work both as a performing artist in his own right as well as a manager of such a celebrated and internationally-renowned dance company.

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