About the author
Sharon Vazanna is a winner of The Ministry of Culture Artistic Dance Award for promising Choreographers 2019.
Independent choreographer and dancer, a member of the Choreographers’ Association. Founder of the Body in Dance Company (Sharon Vazanna Dance Company). Her works have been invited to perform throughout Europe and the United States. Her works won prizes at the Masdanza choreography competition in the Canary Islands, Spain 2013, the Dudu Dotan Scholarship Encouragement Scholarship on behalf of the EMI Foundation and Bank Hapoalim 2016 and the Choreography Competition of the Fringe Theater Beer Sheva 2017, 2018.
Sharon holds a master’s degree in choreography from the Rubin Academy of Dance in Jerusalem and a bachelor’s degree from the Rotterdam Academy of Dance, the Netherlands. She danced in the Cullberg Ballet in Sweden and the Kibbutzim Dance Company. Worked with choreographers Johann Inger, Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Mats Ek, Idan Cohen, Idan Sharabi and many others.
In 2016, she was invited for work and teaching residency at Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, USA on behalf of the Schusterman Foundation and the Israel Institute. In 2017 Sharon created for Delattre Dance Company in Germany and in 2021 she will create a new work for Inbal Dance Company.
Sharon teaches contemporary dance, repertoire and artist workshops in various platforms locally and internationally, including Thelma Yellin High School, NOD in Turin, Italy and more. Her work is supported by, among others, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Choreographers’ Association, the Lottery Art Council (Mifal HaPayis), the Arts Department of the Tel Aviv Municipality, Tmuna Theater and the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts.
2019 “Good Children”, Trio – part of the 2019 Curtain Up Festival
2018 “Monster”, Trio
Tours: Russia 2018, Czech Republic, Germany 2020
2017 “Traces”, septuplet
Original work for the Delattre Dance Company, Mainz, Germany
2015 “BODIES”, Quartet – in collaboration with artist Tomer Sapir.
2014 “Transparent Borders”, Duet
Tours: Germany, Italy, Switzerland, USA, Netherlands
2014 “High”, Duet
The work was premiered, commissioned by Elad Schechter, K.T.A.M.O.N Dance Company from Jaffa to Agrippas events, Jerusalem
Tours: The Netherlands
2012 “The Feast”, Trio
The work was premiered as part of the Curtain Up Festival 2012
Tours: Sweden, Italy, Spain, Germany
2012 “Red Fields”, Solo
The work was premiered as part of the 2012 Intimadance festival at the Tmuna Theater.
The work received the Audience Award at the 2013 MASDANZA Choreography Competition, Spain.
Tours: Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark.
2010 “One for Tango”, Solo
The work was premiered as part of the 2010 Hot Dance festival, Suzanne Dellal
2009 “Walk in Water”, Solo
The work was premiered as part of Creating Dancers at the Cullberg Ballet, Sweden
The work appeared as part of the Miniatures festival in Ha’zira theater Jerusalem
2007 “Arda”, Trio, Duet
The work was premiered as part of Creating Dancers at the Cullberg Ballet, Sweden.
2006 “Layers”, Duet
The work was premiered at the 2006 Another Dance festival at Suzanne Dellal and as part of Creating Dancers for the Kibbutz Dance Ensemble 2006
Awards and Grants
Sharon Vazanna’s works won awards in the Masdanza Choreography Competition in the Canary Islands, Spain 2013, the 2018 Choreography Competition at the Fringe Theater Beer Sheva, the 2016 Dudu Dotan Scholarship Encouragement Scholarship on behalf of the EMI Foundation and Bank Hapoalim and the 2019 Minister of Culture and Sports Award for Young choreographers.
Sharon obtained a Master’s Degree in Choreography from the Rubin Academy of Dance in Jerusalem and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Rotterdam Academy of Dance, the Netherlands.
2016 A creation and teaching residency at Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, USA on behalf of the Schusterman Foundation and the Israel Institute.
2014 A research residency for staging the work “High” commissioned by Running Up The Hill Residency Program Bologna, Italy.
2013 A research residency for staging the work “Transparent Boundaries” commissioned by ilDANCE, Sweden.
2013 A research and creation residency, Tenerife Auditorium, Spain.