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About the Mentors

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Anat Vaadia is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, rehearsal director, and instructor of the Feldenkrais method. After spending several years working professionally in Europe, Anat returned to Israel in 2008. She has collaborated with choreographers: Yasmeen Godder, Adi Boutrous, Shira Eviatar, Uri Shafir, Gilad Jerusalmy, Guy Gutman, and others. Her works have been shown in Israel and abroad, including: Rohkunstbau, Feld 5, Tanztage Festival, Lucky Trimmer, Shades in Dance, Macholohet, Machol Shalem, Diablog, and IntimaDance. She has created two dance works as part of Moving Communities, a research project at the Yasmeen Godder Studio involving people with Parkinson's disease. She is a  graduate of the Rubin High School of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Academy of Music and Dance in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Keren Lurie Pardes is a dancer in L-E-V Dance Company directed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Bahar. During her years in the company, she has taught L-E-V's repertoire in schools and companies around the world and assisted Eyal and Bahar in different creation processes. She worked as a guest artist at GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (2016) and Carte Blanche (2014). In Israel she has collaborated with choreographers such as Talia Beck, Ella Rothschild, Bosmat Nossan and Noa Zuk. From 2010-2013 she was a member of the Batsheva Ensemble under the direction of Ohad Naharin. She is a graduate of the Maslool – Professional Dance Program and is a certified gaga instructor.

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Shani Tamari Matan is a dancer, maker and an educator. She graduated from The School of Visual Theater and she received her B.Dance and M.Dance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She has danced with Barak Marshall, Dafi Altabeb, Efrat Rubin, Osnat Kelner, Odelya Kuperberg, and Ariel Freedman, among others. Among her works are: WANNABE, created for the Shades in Dance Festival, and Kenkot, solo version of the ballet La Bayadere for an event at the Liebling Haus. She writes about dance as a research, interpretive and critical genre on various platforms. She is a lecturer in the bachelor's and master's programs at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the School of Visual Theater, and the Seeing Dance project of the Maslool – Professional Dance Program. She is a member of the dance section of the Ministry of Culture. Shani was captivated by folk dance in the early days of Israel and writes about it as she completes her research at the Hebrew University in the Department of Folklore Studies.

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Tal Adler Arieli is a dance artist and teacher. He studied at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, and holds a BFA from The Juilliard School. He currently lives in Tel Aviv where he has collaborated with choreographers such as Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Yasmeen Godder, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, Roy Assaf, Dana Ruttenberg, Guy Gutman, Public Movement/Dana Yahalomi, and othes. During his time living in New York (2007-2015) Tal worked with Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance and with The Equus Projects, a dance company that creates site-specific work for dancers and horses. He also danced with choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and with the company Le Carré des Lombes in Montreal. Tal teaches movement classes and workshops. He teaches regularly for the Inbal Dance Company and is on the faculty of Ironi Alef High School of Arts.

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