About the author
Talia is a solo dancer, creator and artistic director. With 30 years of international career experience in dance companies such as: Batsheva Dance Company, Scapino Ballet, Holland, Cullberg Ballet, Sweden, and DV8 Dance Company, London.
She began her dance education in Tel Aviv at the Inessa Alexandrovich’s Studio and at Bat-Dor school in Tel Aviv. She continued her dance studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands, and returned to Israel to serve in the IDF. In 1992 after her military service, Talia returned to Europe to continue her activities as a dancer in leading dance companies, spending 11 years of them at the Cullberg Ballet in Sweden.
During 14 years of fruitful activity in Europe, Talia won many praises and awards, such as the first prize at the first Suzanne Dellal Center international competition as well as being nominated for the silver medal by the Ministry of Education in the Netherlands in 1992. While in Sweden she won the Carina Ari Scholarship for Young Artists (1995), the Philip Morris Award for Dancer of the Year (1999), and was even bestowed Dancer of the Year by the Swedish National Theater (2001). In 2005 she won the Performing Artist Award from the Dance Section of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and in 2006 she won the Performing Artist Award on behalf of the Mifal Hapayis (Lottery Art Council) Landau Award. In 2007 she won the Yair Rosenblum Award on behalf of the Tel Aviv Municipality.
Talia has created and danced in dozens of dance works for international projects, locally and internationally, as part of festivals and television productions. She also danced and created with the renowned choreographers including Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Mats Ek, Lloyd Newson, Carolyn Carlson, Itzik Galili, Johan Inger, Nigel Charnock, Stijn Celis, and many others.
In 2004 Talia decided to return to live and work in Israel, currently she performs at solo evenings and participates in gala evenings in Europe, with a repertoire that was created especially for her.In Israel, Talia has performed in all existing dance settings, such as Curtain Up Festival, International Exposure Festival, the Israel Festival and more.
Artistic director of the X-Ray Dance Project at the Israeli Opera House in 2006, produced Gala of Stars in collaboration with the 2005 Israel Festival.
Today, together with her stage activities, Talia is the artistic director of the School of Dance Arts at the Kibbutzim College.
She teaches ballet and conducts dance workshops in dance programs and dance schools around the country and at international dance courses.
1984 – 1986 The Royal Hague-Conservatory, The Netherlands
1981– 1983 Bat-Dor School, Tel Aviv
1974 – 1980 Inessa Alexandrovich Studio, Tel Aviv
International Dance Companies in Israel and Europe
2003 – DV8 Physical Theater
Artistic director; Lloyd Newson.
European tour: The Cost of Living
1992 – 2004 – Cullberg Ballet Company – Stockholm Sweden
Artistic Directors: Mats Ek, Lena Wennergren-Juras, Carolyn Carlson, Johan Inger
1987 – 1992 Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
Artistic Directors: Nils Christe, Ed Wubbe
1987-1992 Batsheva Dance Compay
Artistic Directors: Ohad Naharin, David Dvir.
Special Projects and International Festivals
An evening by Carolyn Carlson with the solo “Water Bush”
Theatre Silvia Monfort, Paris
Maison de la Dance, Lyon
Les Boreales, Normandie
2003 – 2002
“Dreaming Over Breakfast”
A solo dance piece created especially for Talia Paz, produced by the Swedish Theater
Vitabergs Parken, Stockholm summer shows
Cadance Festival Den-Haag / Korzo Theater
Choreography: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil
Duet Fat Peggy’s Sober property
DV8 Physical Theater
Tate Modern gallery, London, “The Cost of Living”
Heerlijk Heerlen, Heerlen, Holland
Choreography: Sjoerd Vreugdenhil
Production, Foundation and Productions - Performances and Enterprises
1994 Israeli soloists dancing abroad, a special show for Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, Carmiel Dance Festival.
1990-1994 Unique dance evenings with international dancers as part of the Carmiel Dance Festival, artistic director Jonathan Carmon.
1996-1997 “Pytt I Panna” – founded a dance company and created a special show
A dance company of 5 Israeli dancers with works by Swedish choreographers
2006 – “Gala of Stars” artistic director and bringing international dancers to the Israel Festival and performance in Israel and Sweden.
Solo Works Repertoire
“Water Talk” – Carolyn Carlson
“Dreaming Over Breakfast” – Carolyn Carlson
“Love” – Sharon Eyal
“One Leg Barbie” – Sharon Eyal
“Solo for Two” – Mats Ek
“Two Short Stories” – Ohad Naharin
“Bliss” – Rami Levi
“Magnolia” – Stijn Celis
“Habayta” (HOME) – Nigel Charnock
“Ala second 2000” – Yoram Karmi
“Haunted by the Future” – Nigel Charnock
“Am I” – Michael Gatman
Solo Evenings, Guest Performances, Special Gala Performances
2006–2007 – Riga, Pesaro, Bassano, Bucharest, Belgrade, Lausanne, Description
Chiasso, Stockholm and many other places.
2005, 2006 – “Talia Paz – 90 Minutes”, Paz hosts Dancing Friends, produced by the Suzanne Dellal Center
2005, 2006 – “Talia Paz – 60 Minutes”, Paz hosts Dancing Friends, produced by the Suzanne Dellal Center
2006 – “Gala of Stars” artistic director and performance for a customized evening at the Israel Festival
2005 – Arnhem Netherlands fundraising gala
2005 – Gala Imatra Finland
2005 – Gala in Rome
2005 – Guest appearance with Maria Perez, Granada Spain
2004 – San Gimignano Tuscany Summer Festival, in Bassano del Grappa, with works by Mats Ek, Carolyn Carlson, Sharon Eyal
2004 – Women’s Solo Evening, Florence Winter Festival
Solo Donna at La Biennale di Venezia
“Water Talk”, creating a solo for Talia Paz in a choreography by Carolyn Carlson
Talia Paz Collaborations
2015- “Am I”, production in collaboration with Michael Getman for a production house in Stockholm.
2012 – “Haunted by the Future” – Independent original production
Duet by Nigel Charnock
2011 – Collaboration with conductor Gil Shohat and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra to a Mahler’s piece. Performed at Herzliya Park.
2009 – Co-production with The Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, conducted by Yaron Gottfried in works by Arvo Pärt.
2008 – Collaboration with Astrith Baltsan – 12 performances with the solo “Magnolia”, music by Mahler.
2006 – “X-RAY”, artistic director for an Israeli Opera House project – creation of a unique dance evening with 3 works by international choreographers, 9 dancers.
2005 – Collaboration with The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion conducted by Dan Ettinger
- “The Seven Sins” – Kurt Weil
- Ballet music as part of the orchestra’s subscriptions.
Solo evening produced by Uzes Festival, France
“Magnolia” – choreography Stijn Celis
“Habayta” (HOME) – Nigel Charnock
Performance tours at festivals across Europe.
2003 – “Errol”, leading role in a TV drama, produced by SVT Sweden
1998 – “The Sleeping Beauty” – Mats Ek, produced by SVT Sweden
1993 – “Carmen” – Choreography Mats Ek, produced by SVT Sweden
2014 – Reconstruction and staging of Moon Over Jupiter by Dwight Rhoden for the Israeli Ballet
2011 – Reconstruction and staging of Hikarizato by Itzik Galili for the Israeli Classical Ballet Company.
2004 – Staging A Sort of by Mats Ek’s, with Batsheva Dance Company.
2004 – Rehearsal director for Emanuel Gat “Le Sacre du Printemps”
2003 – Rehearsal Director for the Batsheva Ensemble
Reconstruction and staging “Arbus” by Ohad Naharin
2007 – Winner of the Yair Rosenblum Prize on behalf of the Tel Aviv Municipality
2006 – Winner of the Landau performing Artist Award, on behalf of Mifal Hapayis.
2005 – Winner of the Performing Artist Award on behalf of the Dance Section at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
2001 – Dancer of the Year award from the Swedish National Theater
1999 – Philip Morris Dancer of the Year in Sweden award, Philip Morris Ballet Flower Award
1995 – Carina Ari Scholarship for Young Artists, Sweden
1992 – First prize at the first international competition, Suzanne Dellal Center
1992 – Nominated for the silver medal by the Ministry of Education in the Netherlands.
1984–1980 – Scholarships from the America Israel Cultural Foundation
Collaboration with Choreographers and Artists
Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Lloyd Newson, Carolyn Carlson, Nils Christe, Ed Wubbe, Itzik Galili, Robert North, Mark William Morris, Alicia Di Monte, Daniel Ezralow, Roy Horta, Stijn Celis, Nigel Charnock, Johan Inger, Sharon Eyal, Michael Getman and many more.
1994-2020 teaches classical ballet teaching and international repertoire in various dance settings in Israel and Europe
2005-2020 – Kibbutzim College of Education
2015-2020 In addition to teaching at the College she also has a managerial position as artistic director
2007-2020 Teaching at a high school adjacent to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
2015-2020 conducts a course in the art of performing, for the master’s degree at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.