Multidisciplinary artist Neta Pulvermacher was born and raised in Kibbutz Lehavot HaBashan. After 31 years of living and creating for her dance company, the Neta Dance Company in New York, she returned to Israel in 2013.
Neta choreographed over 90 dance pieces for her company and other companies. Graduated from Juilliard, earned an M.A. in Dance and Dance Education from Columbia University and an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. She is a professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the artistic director of the JAMD Ensemble. For the past two years she is the artistic director of the “Body Site Dance – a Show Meets a City” project in Jerusalem.
Neta performs with her new work “Utopia and the Night” around the country and was invited to perform with her work in Berlin as part of the Body IQ Festival.
1993 –” Five Beds/ Children of the Dream”
1994 – “Goodbye and Good Luck”
2007 – “Welcome to My Garden”
2007 – “Air”
2009 – “Fold”
2013 – “Garden”
2014 – “2280Pints!”
2017 –” It’s About Time”
2018 – “Body Dance Site – The Table”
2019 – “Body Dance Site”
2019 – “Utopia and the Night”
Residencies and Awards
2019 – Bernard College, Columbia University, New York, where she choreographed a new work for 8 dancers that was presented in New York in April 2019.
2017 – SEAD, Salzburg
2013 – Abidjan Ivory Coast, Africa
2011 – Ndjamena, Chad, Africa
2009 – Senegal, Ecole Des Sable
2008 – MIT, Boston
2008 – MANCC / Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Tallahassee, Florida
2007 – Roger Williams College, Bristol, Rhode Island
2001 – 2005 – The Flea Theater, New York
2004 – 2005 – University of Hollins, Virginia
2002 – 2004 – North Carolina University School of the Arts.
Education and teaching
1985 – Graduated from Juilliard dance studies.
2001 – Master’s degree Teachers College / Columbia University
2006 – MFA from Hollins University.
Currently, Neta serves as a professor of dance at the Academy of Music and Dance and as the artistic director of the dance ensemble of the Academy of Music and Dance.
Neta served as artistic director of the Ben Gurion University Dance Company from 2015 to 2019.
Served as an Associate Professor at the School of Theater and Dance at the University of Florida from 2006 to 2013 and as a Choreography Lecturer at Princeton (2002-2003) and Bernard College (1992-2001). In February 2017, Neta was invited to teach at the SEAD school in Salzburg. In June 2019 she was invited with the Academy’s Dance Ensemble to Camping Festival at the CND Dance Center. In October 2019 she was invited for an artist residency at Hunter College in New York where she taught artist workshops in choreography.
Neta is an affiliate faculty member of a new international MFA program at the University of Philadelphia UARTS, a program for active artists in dance and performance that assembles in Montpellier / France each summer.