Yankale Filtzer is a local and international dancer, choreographer and dance teacher.
Graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School, Dancers’ Training Program in Tel Aviv and fellowship program Danceweb in Vienna. Certified instructor of GAGA and Ohad Naharin repertoire. Awarded support and fellowships from the Independent creators’ foundation (2020), Lottery art council (2020) Ministry of Culture (2016) Ameriac-Israel Culture Foundation (2007-8, 20013-14) Education Establishments (2011-2013) Clore Israel Foundation (2007-2011) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (2007-2011) and more. Performed as a dancer with Batsheva ensemble, Inbal Dance Company, Dafi Altabeb Dance Company, Idan Cohen Dance Company and a project by the Kibbutzim Dance Group.
Currently participating in an artist residency program at Jaffa Creative. Simultaneously developing a career as an actor and model. Certified trainer of the Ilan Lev movement language. His works have been performed on stages and museums locally and internationally.
About the Works (National Lottery Art Council)
“A beautiful dancer and a fascinating interpreter … Yankale succeed in his work to convert emotion into spectacular sandy moments. He does so with humor, intelligence and a developed sense of composition. I will continue to follow his work with curiosity” (Ohad Naharin)
“The work testifies to a different mind and its fresh, insane in the best sense of the word and arouses curiosity about his continued path as a creator” (Ruth Eshel, Haaretz)
“Yankale is a wonderful choreographer… he is fully invested in his work; he is a restless perfectionist and his work is full of choreographic creativity. I deeply believe in Yankale and his work” (Barak Marshall)