A stellar Israeli contemporary dance artist, known for her markedly physical approach, bordering the very limits of the dancers’ abilities and enthralling audiences.
Sharon Eyal launched her career as a dancer at the age of 19 by joining the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, where also conceived her own choreographies. In 2013, she and her longterm collaborator Gai Behar set up the L-E-V dance company, which has given hundreds of performances.
A sought-after choreographer, she has worked with Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House in London, Nederlands Dans Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater in New York, the Montpellier Dance Festival, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Opéra national de Paris, etc. In 2012, she participated in Women Think Next, an international networking event organised by Microsoft. She has also created several choreographies for Dior, under the director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Dancer and choreographer
1990–2008 – Batsheva Dance Company – dancer
2003–2004 – Batsheva Dance Company – associate artistic
2008–2012 – Batsheva Dance Company – resident choreographer
2013 – L-E-V dance company – co-founder and director
2001 You Got to Live, Pan
2009 Killer Pig
2015 Bedroom Folk
2016 Salt Womb
2017 Soul Chain
2009 Landau Prize for the Performing Arts
2017 Belgrade Dance Festival’s Jovan Ćirilov Award
2017 Fedora – Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet
2017 French Professional Association of Dance & Theatre Critics’ Prize