BIO

Dana Marcus is a dancer, choreographer, Pilates and contemporary dance teacher, producer and rehearsal director.

 

She was born and raised in Ramot Hashavim village and began her dance training in the Tze’adim Studio for Dance and Performing Art. She graduated from the Kfar-Sava's Herzog High School Dance Department and she continued to the Bat-Sheva Dance Company Excellence Program for Outstanding Dance Students.

Dana served in the IDF for three years. She then joined Oren Tishler and Tamar Lerner’s dance group in Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet.

Dana received her professional training at the Ga'aton Dance Workshop for professional dancers and later at the Vertigo International Dance Program of the Vertigo Dance Company.

As an independent dancer, she has performed with the Bizarre Dance Ensemble under the direction of Kelly Ayache, the Israel Opera and in works by choreographers Seline Baumgartner, Sharon Fridman, Abigail Ilan and Sally Anne Friedland.

 

In 2017, she created her inaugural work, the duet "If you catch me, will I fall?" for the Shades in Dance Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center. The piece went on to be presented in the center’s International Exposure Festival, the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, the Diversia Festival in Russia, Choreography Competition of Skopje and throughout of Israel.

During the same time, she started to function as a producer and an artistic director of the "Blender" events of combining arts and continues producing those events in the present.

In 2018, Dana created a solo piece "Zakisha", which was presented around Israel.

In November, Dana premiered “Bubble Point” as part of the Curtain Up Festival.  The piece featured six core dancers and sixteen dance students.

In 2019 she created the pieces: Don't break my heart please for the Jaffa to Agripas festival and the piece Pink Smoke which premiered at Curtain up Festival 2019. Pink Smoke also took part in the Suzanne Dellal International Exposure Festival 2019.

Currently Dana is creating a new piece which is supported by the Foundation for Independent Creators of the Israeli Ministry of Culture.

Dana is based in Tel AIsrael.