Katherina Vasiliadis, born in Germany in 1984, is living and working in Israel since 2006.
She has vast experience in the field of cultural management and directs the international relations and internal developments of several independent choreographers.
Between 2010 – 2017, Katherina worked for the Machol Shalem production house for contemporary dance in Jerusalem, where she was – among other things - part of establishing and developing the international dance week, an annual exposure event which attracts today numerous dance curators from all around the world.
On project bases, she collaborates with organizations like the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, The Choreographers Association in Tel Aviv, Dock 11 / EDEN in Berlin etc.
Since 2018 she is teaching international relations to independent choreographers as well as launching lectures about this topic in Israel as well as abroad.
Teacher | Artistic Consultant | Rehearsal Director
Teaches composition and improvisation at the Kibbutzim College - Arts Faculty.
Yael is a certified therapist and instructor for Ilan Lev’s method and the Feldenkrais Method.
She was part of Anat Danieli’s Dance Group Israel, and the Synapse Global Motion Dance Company New York.
Yael was the rehearsal director at the Bat Sheva Ensamble young company, directed by Ohad Naharan & Naomi Perlov, Anat Danieli Dance group, ‘Muza’ Dance Group and at the Maslool - professional training program, Tel Aviv, directed by Naomi Perlov & Offir Dagan.
As a dramaturge, Yael is assisting, consulting and collaborating with different choreographers such as: Ronit Ziv, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor.
She is assisiting and consulting Michael Getman since 2012.
Rehearsal Director | Choreographer Assistant
Niv Marinberg was born in Israel, 1985. He began his dance studies in classical ballet and modern dance techniques in "Menashe" studio, Kibbutz Ein-Shemer. Since the age of 5 he studied classical music concentrating in piano playing. Today he is working on his M.A in music and dance theory. His dance studies continued in Ga'aton workshop directed by Ms. Yehudith Arnon. In 2009 he joined the Maslool Professional Dance Program directed by Ms Naomi Perlov, who found his talent potential as a rehearsal director and gave him the position of a rehearsal director in the school. During the years Niv worked as a choreographer assistant with the Royal Danish, Banch national Compania de Chile, Luzern theater, Israeli Opera House, Kibbutz Dance Company, assisting the choreographers: Michael Getman, Idan Sharabi, Roy Assaf, Noa Shadur and many others.
Born in 1959 in Israel, Daughter to a Polish mother and a Brazilian father.
Studied Dance at ‘Bat Dor’ School – Tel-Aviv, ‘Schola Cantorum’ – Paris and with Milton Myers – New York.
In 1984 graduates with “Honors” from ‘Benesh Institute of Choreology’ (Dance Notation).
Concomitantly, from 94-98 served as Co-Artistic of the Junior ‘Batsheva Ensemble’, Tel-Aviv Israel along with Ohad Naharin.
Since 1988 works with the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, assisting in his creations and restaging his ballets all over the world.
From 1999 to 2006, Naomi served as artistic director for the biannual "Shades in Dance" contest for young Israeli choreographers at the Suzanne Dellal Center.
In September 2009 founded “The Maslool”- two years Professional Dance Program at “Bikurey Ha’Itim” Arts Center- Tel-Aviv-Jaffa. ”The Maslool” is artistically directed by Perlov and Mr. Offir Dagan and supported by the Minister of Culture of Israel since 2011.
In 2015, together with Sharon Rubinov Biderman, she established Dconstruction - A Methodological Course for Dance Teachers which provides methodological tools for formulating lesson plans and annual curriculums, knowledge in implementation of corrections, encourages and emphasizes the artistic aspects of rehearsal directing.
In conjunction with her work as artistic director, rehearsal director and judge in dance contests, Naomi teaches modern dance and trains dancers in many courses and workshops.
Dániel Péter Biró
Professor for Composition
Dániel Péter Biró is a Professor for Composition at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. He studied in the U.S., Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Israel before receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004. From 2004 -2009 he was Assistant Professor and from 2009-2018 Associate Professor for Composition and Music Theory at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada. In 2010 he received the Gigahertz Production Prize from the ZKM-Center for Art and Media. In 2011 he was Visiting Professor at Utrecht University and in 2014-2015 Research Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. In 2015 he was elected to the College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2017 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Dániel Péter Biró has been commissioned by prominent musicians, ensembles and festivals and his compositions are performed around the world.
Soloist Dancer | Creator
Talia Paz was born in New-York and trained in Israel and the Netherlands. She danced with Batsheva Dance Company (3 years), Scapino Ballet (2 years), Cullberg Ballet (12 years) and DV8 (The Cost of Living 2003 European Tour). Her diverse repertoire includes works of Choreographers Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Carolyn Carlson, Mats Ek, Lloyd Newson, Nils Christe, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, Itzik Galili, Nigel Charnock, Stijn Celis and others.
Talia won many prizes in Europe and in Israel: two times awarded as the dancer of the year in Sweden (1999, and 2001) by the Phillip Morris ballet flower award, and the National Swedish Theater, and three times awarded prizes in Israel through 1994 - 2007.
Dancer | Choreographer | Teacher
Studied at the Bat Dor School of Dance.
He worked with the Batsheva Dance Company, directed by Ohad Naharin, and Vertigo Dance Company, directed by Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha'al.
He collaborated with many choreographers such as Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal, Alexandra Waierstall, Paul Norton, Yoshifumi Inao, Orjan Andersson, Michael Getman, Noa Dar, Yossi Berg, among others.
He is invited to give workshops in schools, academies and companies in Israel and around the world.
Eldad works as a choreographer since 2000. With his creation “4 of a kind” he won the 1st place and the best dancer award. He travels and performs around the world with his works and as a guest performer in different projects.
Between the years of 2012-2014 Ariel attended the "Maslool Professional Dance Program" under the artistic direction of Naomi Perlov and Ofir Dagan.
He served in the IDF as a privileged outstanding dancer.
In 2014-2017 Ariel danced with The Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company,
And in the years 2017-2020 Ariel danced for Batsheva Dance Company “the young ensemble”.
Since 2020 Ariel has been freelancing with several choreographers, among them: Eyal Dadon (SOL Dance Company), Adi Boutrous, May Zarhi.
In 2021 Ariel was invited to work with the choreographer Michael Getman on the solo production First Things.
Dancer | Teacher
Born in 1988, Israel.
Recipient of scholarships for advanced studies for artists from Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Art, The Cimetta Fund and The Braginsky Foundation.
Graduate of the ‘Maslool’ professional training program, under the artistic direction of Naomi Perlov and Offir Dagan.
Worked with the choreographers Sharon Vazanna, Barak Marshall and Saar Magal.
Today Noa is a dancing in the group Idan Sharabi & Dancers.
Collaborating with Michael Getman since 2013.
Performer | Choreographer
Specializes in Laban Movement Analysts. She started her career in physical mime and after few years of stage work, she turned into butoh. Working with Japanese butoh masters, she travelled performing around Europe. Within one of these jurneys she acknowledges Laban methods. Soon after, she moved to Rotterdam, to develop the knowledge in Codarts. She continues in a 4 year certificate course in LMA in Eurolab, in Berlin. She specializes in LMA for choreography and uses this in her recent researches on re-composition in dance. However, this is the German Ausdrucktanz which inspires her the last few years. In her stage works she combines empirical choreology, remake and space harmony.