About the author
Yoni Soutchy was born in 1976 and grew up in Tel Aviv. He was educated at the “Bat – Dor” dance school, where he studied RAD and Martha Graham techniques.
In his early 20’s, Yoni danced at the “Muza” dance company, where he worked with choreographers Keren Levy, Lara Barsaq, Niv Sheinfeld, Margalit Oved, Ohad Naharin, Anat Danieli and Ido Tadmor.
Yoni became a principal dancer at Ido Tadmor’s dance company. During his years in the company, Yoni participated in Suzanne Dellal projects “Beasts” By Emanuel Gat, Yossi Yungman, Ido Tadmor and Shlomi Bitton, “But the Virgin was more available” by Javier de Frutos. In 2002, he created his first piece “Healthy / Not sick”.
At age 32, Yoni received a B.Ed degree in dance and teaching from the Kibbutzim College of Education. During his studies, he created acts for the television program “So You Think You Can Dance” Israel and served as the artistic director of the Mehola Youth Dance Company.
Yoni has been working as an independent choreographer since 2009. He created “Slave To Love”, a duet which was co-produced with the international spring festival; “Ben”, which won first place at the ‘Shades in Dance’ 2011 festival, and “Dinner”, which premiered at ‘Intimdance’ 2012 festival at Tmuna Theatre. “*barvaz” (duck), his latest piece, premiered at ‘Clipa Aduma’ 2013 festival and more.
Yoni won 2 awards at the Karmiel festival competition and choreographed 2 pieces for The Israel Ballet project at the 2013 international spring festival.
He is a teacher at the Israel Ballet School and other professional schools, dance studios, and seminars throughout Israel.
In August 2013 Yoni participated, alongside 6 choreographers from around the world at the Art Omi International Artists Residency in New York. Yoni was the artistic director of a dance school in the city “Eilat” on 2015/16. Science July yoni collaborates with the choreographers Ido Tadmor and Sharon Fridman as an assistant and rehearsals manager. July- NYC – working with complexions dance company, a duet by Ido Tadmor and Desmond Richardson, August – Madrid – Sharon Fridman dance company, “Always”, a creation for 7 dancers, September – January, Pafos 2017 European capital ceremony, February – Stockholm – work with Sharon Fridman and the dancers Charlotta Ofverholm and Rai Saadi on the duet “Hasta done”. Yoni created his last piece as an independent choreographer in 2014 for the “Hazira dance festival” Jerusalem. His last two creations mad for the Backhaus dance company California. Nowadays Yoni creating for companies as a guest choreographer.