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.
Noa Paran: Rehearsal Director, Batsheva - the Young Ensemble
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. Paran 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.
Kelvin Vu grew up near Boston, Massachusetts, and attended Yale University, where he received his BA in Environmental Studies. From 2011-2013, he trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. He then moved to Tel Aviv to join Batsheva - the Young Ensemble where he danced for three years and performed the repertory of Naharin, as well as creations by Hofesh Shechter, and Sharon Eyal. As a freelance dancer, Kelvin has worked with Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, Roy Assaf, and Dafi Altabeb. In 2017, Kelvin rejoined Batsheva as assistant to the Artistic Director.
Assistant to CEO: Inbal Jacobi
Assistant to CFO: Avital Sarver
Director of Development, Israel: Adi Shamgar
Director of International Resources Development: Lisa Preiss Fried
International Development Coordinator: Sarah Rosen
Development Coordinator: Lilach Karni
Department of International Tours
Head of International Touring: Amit Hevrony
International Touring Producer: Dana Guti
Box Office: Ayelet Amir, Avigail Shafrir, Dafna Yosef, Noam Raz, Nofar Avital, Maysan Rifi, Avigail Shafrir
Production Manager: Hila Razon
Logistic Manager: Aliaksei Prezhyn
Therapists: David Golebowicz, Adva Terem Liber, Nir Dayan, Gal Kalmi, Ofri Lawer
House Photographer: Gadi Dagon, Ascaf Avraham