Sharon Eyal


Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. From 1990 to 2008 she danced in the Batsheva Dance Company and began choreographing as part of the Batsheva project Dancers Create. From 2003 to 2004 she worked as Associate Artistic Director and from 2005 to 2012 as in-house choreographer for the Batsheva Dance Company.

In 2009, Eyal began creating for other dance companies around the world: Killer Pig (2009) and Corps de Walk (2011) for Carte Blanche Dance of Norway, Too Beaucoup (2011) for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Plafona (2012) for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg.

In 2013 Sharon Eyal founded her own ensemble L-E-V together with her long-time artistic partner Gai Behar. L-E-V's repertoire currently comprises six creations, her most recent new work Love Chapter 2 premiered at the Mont-pellier Danse Festival. For the second time, a creation by this group has been co-produced by two of the world's leading dance companies, Sadler's Wells London and Julidans Amsterdam. Love Chapter 2 was co-produced by Montpellier Danse Festival, GROS Culture Percentage - Dance Festival STEPS, RomaEuropa Festival and Theater Freiburg.

In the almost six years since L-E-V was founded, the company has presented more than 150 performances on some of the most exclusive stages in the world: Joyce Theatre New York City, Jacob's Pillow in Becket (Massachusetts), Sadler's Wells in London, Montpellier Danse Festival and Julidans Festival Amsterdam.

Sharon Eyal has received several awards, the Ministry of Culture Award for Young Dance Creators (2004), the Israeli Cultural Excellence Foundation has named her »Chosen Artist« (2008), the Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the Dance category (2009), the Jovan Ćirilov Award (2017) at the 12th Belgrade Dance Festival, the prestigious Fedora Prize (2017) and the French Professional Association of Dance & Theater Critiques Award at the Chaillot Theatre in Paris.

In addition to working with their own company, Eyal and Behar were also commissioned by other ensembles to develop choreographies. They created Sara (2013), Bedroom Folk (2015), Salt Womb (2016) for the Nederlands Dans Theater, Half Life (2016) for the Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm and several others. For the first time she is now working on her own creation with the Staatsballett Berlin.