Michal Hirsch


Studied dance at the Bat-Dor Studios in Tel-Aviv and received her B.A. and Teachers’ Certificate from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Danced in the Bat-Dor Dance Company and served as Rehearsal Director from 1985-1991. Danced in Mannheim and Cologne, Germany between 1991-2009 where she was an improvisation teacher and Rehearsal Director Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (The Cologne University of Music and Dance).

Michal has been in teaching dance companies and performing as both a dancer and an actress, and choreographer.  Since 2009, she’s been based in Tel Aviv where she’s been performing and also a contemporary dance teacher at Tel Aviv’s Kibbutzim College, teaching dance students, teacher courses, along with actor students.

A member of the evaluation committee for Outstanding Dancers and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

“My classes are very much focused on building strength and versatility through different dynamics of moving and flow of movement. I was brought up on the traditional Modern technique of Martha Graham and Ballet, and received classes in the Cunningham, Limón, and Horton techniques. The essence of these Modern techniques are the base to my teaching, and I have developed my language and teaching method with much influence from them. Yet I have felt the need to focus on a contemporary physicality, which also includes a more athletic dynamic, flow, the use of the floor in transferring weight with all body parts and on all levels, meaning: floor, standing and the in-between floor and standing, falling and quick transition from floor to standing and vice versa. Flow of movement and musicality are very important elements in my work, understanding dynamics of all kinds, and qualities with the very strong element of “ground”. In my dance sequences all level of height is used and explored in movement.

The dancer is challenged technically, physically, but is also given space to use the tools that were learnt for his/hers personal artistry.”