Yael Orni - choreographer, video artist, performer, dance lecturer and director of dance schools and education centres

A member of the Israeli Choreographers Foundation

Orni founds the TV program about dance, Hamerhav Ha'ishi, which is transmitted on line on TV LIFE website:

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In 6th September 2016, Orni performed her new piece Fragments - The Evening at Warehouse 2 in Jaffa Port.

In February 2016 Orni performes the short version of Fragments as part of Quarter to Dance frame at Warehouse 2 in Jaffa Port.

2104 - 2015 Orni performed her evening Dimensions in Hateiva Theatre and in various other places around Israel.

On 20th in July 2013 19:00, Orni performed her Artist Presentation at Suzan Dallal in Tel-Aviv.

 Orni is invited to be part of a jury in ALT National Competition in Bucharest in Romania as well as give workshops in choreography and contemporary dance


Orni is invited to create a piece at the Cinema and Theatre University in Bucharest, Romania.

Orni performed her Artist Presentation at Suzan Dallal Centre, Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem and Naim Studio.

In August, Orni performed her piece Seem at Testing Tools Festival at Bet-Tami in Tel-Aviv led by the artistic director Gil Alon as well as participated in a group exhibition at Hanina Gallery in Tel-Aviv with her drawing, photos and video art together with the dance and visual artists Lasaro Godoy, Sofia Naharin and Rina Schenfeld.

In May, Orni performed at Geochang International Dance Festival in South Korea where she performed successfully together with creating dancer Elad Livnat their creation GPS.  In result of the success of the duet, Orni is invited again to perform in the festival next year.

In April, Orni was a guest at William Forsythe Dance Company in Frankfurt, Germany;

In September, Orni performed at Masan International Dance Festival in Korea her new solo works Flower and Seem;

In August, Orni participated in the Solo Commissioning Project led by Debra Hay in Scotland with the assistance of Pais Award.

Her work Dimensions is recently commissioned to be performed at the Tel-Aviv Art Biennalle 2012; Dimensions has been also featured as a video art at the Tel-Aviv Artists' Association Gallery in a group exhibition;

Orni is regarded by Dr. Ronit Land as "one of Israel's most promising choreographer";

Orni has created many works which have been performed around the world in important dance centres and festivals such the Suzan Dallal Centre (Gvanim, Mahol Aher and more) in Tel-Aviv and The Place in London; had been in Choreography Residency in Bangkok (Thailand) and her work Manuela was performed in Bangkok Dance Festival;

Orni danced at Maguy Marin Dance Company in France and in Rina Schenfeld Dance Theatre and was soloist of Ido Tadmor, Urs Ditrich and others; had won First Prize at the Michael Sonnenfeldt Competition at Ben-Gurion University, The Choreography Sharet Foundation Award, Israeli Lottery Foundation (Pais) scholarship for Deborah Hay Solo Performance Commissioning Project (Scotland) and scholarship for choreography course at Jacob's Pillow (USA);

Orni received her MA in Choreography at Laban Dance Conservatoire in London and her BEd and Teaching Diploma at Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel-Aviv;

Until today, Orni has accumulated 28 years of teaching experience in contemporary, ballet and choreography in Israel and abroad, lecturing in a variety dance related subjects and has directed dance schools and courses centres for over a decade.