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 Amsterdam-based performing arts management firm. 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 at theaters and festivals worldwide.
Yoni oversees and manages KCDC’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 program, and the international Kibbutz Summer Intensive.
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 fantastic world of contemporary dance by his wife Dorry Aben, a former company dancer and today an alternative massage therapist in the Ilan Lev Method.
His belief in using the immense power and medium of dance, music, and the performing arts to bring people of all backgrounds together, is the driving force behind his work both as an artist and as a manager of such a celebrated and internationally-renowned dance company.