Ohad Naharin: House Choreographer
Ohad Naharin is the House Choreographer of Batsheva Dance Company and the creator of the Gaga movement language. Born in 1952 in Mizra, Israel, he began his dance career with Batsheva in 1974 and made his choreographic debut in New York in 1980.  In 1990, Naharin was appointed Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company and established  its junior division, Batsheva – the Young Ensemble.  He has created over thirty works for both companies and set pieces on other companies including Nederlands Dans Theater, the Paris Opera Ballet, and Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.  In addition to his stagework, Naharin developed GAGA, the innovative movement research and daily training of Batsheva’s dancers that has spread globally among both dancers and non-dancers. After almost thirty years of leading Batsheva, Naharin stepped down as Artistic Director in 2018, and continues to serve as House Choreographer. Batsheva will also continue to be the home of Ohad’s research, development, and teaching of Gaga.  A citizen of both Israel and the United States, Naharin currently lives in Israel with his wife, dancer and costume designer Eri Nakamura, and their daughter, Noga.

Gili Navot: Artistic Director
Gili Navot is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company. Navot grew up in Haifa, Israel, where she began her dance training at Reut School of the Arts. In 1999, Navot joined Batsheva - the Young Ensemble under the direction of Ohad Naharin, and advanced to Batsheva Dance Company two years later, where she performed works by Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Mats Ek. In 2006, she won the Yair Shapira Award for Excellence in Dance.  After leaving Batsheva in 2008, Navot continued to work with Naharin, teaching Gaga and restaging his works. She also assisted in the restaging of William Forsythe’s Double/Single for the Opera Project in Tel Aviv.  As an independent choreographer, Navot created Raft (2009), Check In (2010), Subject to Change (2011), and May Contain Nuts (2012).  In 2016, Navot graduated with honors from the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology, and the Arts with a BA and teaching certificate in dance education.  A practitioner of yoga, BMC, and tai chi, and a certified ballet teacher, Navot currently lives with her husband, Raz, and their three children in Tel Aviv.

Dina Aldor: CEO

Dina Aldor (born 1957, Jerusalem) has been a cultural activist in Israel and abroad for over three decades. Amongst her activities, Dina worked with Lia van Leer in the establishment of the Jerusalem Cinematheque. For twenty years Dina co-directed Multi Media, which was then Israel's leading production company. Reputed for its artistic audacity, Multi Media's extensive work has brought the world's leading companies and artists across the wide spectrum of the performing arts. Dina is active in various international cultural forums. Executive Director of Batsheva Dance Company since 2009.

Yaniv Nagar: Company and Stage Manager 
Yaniv Nagar was born in Tel Aviv in 1971. He began his dance studies at the Beit Danny Community Centre, under the direction of Batya and Ofra Hanoon. He graduated from the Thelma Yalin High School and studied at the Bat Dor School of Dance between 1987 and 1992, under the direction of Janet Ordman and Roz Sobol.
Yaniv won recognition as an outstanding dancer within the frame work of the IDF, and was the recipient of a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Between 1992 and 1996 he was a dancer with the Ballet de Monte Carlo, under the direction of Jean-Christophe Maillot. He joined the Batsheva Dance Company as a dancer in 1996, until 2002. Since 2002 Yaniv is Batsheva Dance Company's Company and stage Manager. In 2007 he received the Yair Shapira Award for his contribution to dance in Israel.

Matan DavidSenior Rehearsal Director

Matan was born in Rishon LeZion, Israel in 1982. He started dancing as a folk dancer and at the age of 15 was accepted to Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. During these years, Matan also studied at Bat Dor Dance School, and at age 17 he attended the Juilliard summer program.
After high school, at age 18, Matan was accepted to the Batsheva Ensemble.  He performed there for two years before dancing with the main company for ten more seasons.  In the twelve years Matan danced in Batsheva, he was a part of some of Naharin’s creations such as Three, MAX, The Hole and more.
From 2013-2017, Matan was the director of Batsheva – The Young Ensemble, which has become one of the leading young companies in the dance world. The year he became director, he also won the Yair Shapira award, and the ensemble was named the best performing company by Israel’s Ministry of Culture.
Matan has undertaken a long, meaningful process with Naharin’s movement language and is a senior teacher of Gaga.  He teaches Gaga around the world and is one of the main Gaga teachers for the Batsheva Ensemble.

Idan Porges: Director, Batsheva - the Young Ensemble
Idan was born in Kiryat Bialik in 1983, and graduated from WIZO's high school theater department in 2001. After completing three years of military service in 2004, he studied physical theatre in Tel Aviv, and graduated from Teatron Haguf School & Stage for Physical Theatre in 2005. From 2005-2007, he was a dancer with Batsheva - the Young Ensemble, and from 2007-2008, he danced in the international cast of Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyot, as part of a project of the Riksteatern. Since 2008, he has freelanced as a dancer in projects at the Klipa Theater and Suzanne Dellal Centre, including  Barak Marshall's productions, Rooster and Monger. He has also performed in works by the Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group, Michal Herman and more. 
Since 2010, he has been developing his own voice as a choreographer, creating for the Suzanne Dellal Centre and Ensemble Kaet, among others. In 2012, Idan was the manager of the first Gaga teachers training program, and in 2015 he was a Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist at Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges in the U.S. Idan has been a Gaga teacher since 2007. 
Since 2017 Idan is the Manager of Batsheva - The Young Ensemble.

Noa Paran: Rehearsal Director

Born in Israel, Paran danced in Batsheva - Young Ensemble from 2007-2010, where she performed works by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. Since 2008, Noa has been teaching Gaga and Batsheva Dance Company repertoire in Israel and abroad. She graduated with honors from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem with a BA in Visual Communication, and has worked as a freelance dancer with Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, Luc Jacobs, Maya Levi and Hannan Anando Mars. Paran is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, and in 2018 was appointed Rehearsal Director for Batsheva - The Young Ensemble and in 2019, was appointed Rehearsal Director for the Company.

Gavriel Spitzer: Stage and Rehearsals Director
Gavriel Spitzer graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in 2000. He was a dancer with the Batsheva Ensemble and the Batsheva Dance Company from 2000-2008. In 2009 Gavriel joined Suzanne Dellal productions, working with choreographers Barak Marshall and Renana Raz. In 2002 he became a member of the Gaga teaching staff and he continues to serve as an instructor today. He has been the stage manager of the Batsheva Ensemble since 2012 and in 2019 became the Ensemble's rehearsal director. Gavriel is also a teacher in the Ido Portal Israel facility and has been a therapist in the Ilan Lev method since 2008. 

Hillel Kogan: Director of Educational Programs / Artistic Director - "Batsheva Hosts"
Hillel Kogan was born in Tel Aviv in 1974. He studied at the Bat-Dor School of Dance and at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York. Hillel was a member of Batsheva - the Young Ensemble from 1995-1996, and he also danced with Nomades Dance Company in Switzerland and the Gulbenkian Ballet in Portugal. Since 1996, he has created 15 works for various companies and festivals in Israel and abroad. Hillel is an active member of the contemporary dance scene in Israel as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and improvisation artist. 
Hillel has served as Rehearsal Director of Batsheva - the young Ensemble from 2005 until 2016. From Season 2016-2017, Hillel is the new Artistic Director of "Batsheva Hosts" series, and manages Batsheva's educational activities for outstanding young dancers. In 2010 he received the Yair Shapira Award for the advancement of dance in Israel. In 2015 was appionted by the Minustry of Culture as Co-Artistic Director of the Curtain Up Festival, and was awarded the prestigious Landau Prize for the Arts.

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