Netta Yerushalmy is an award winning dance artist based in New York City since 2000. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed.
Netta received a Fellowship in Choreography from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, a Fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts, and a Six Points Fellowship.
She is currently a participant in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life program, and an Artist In Residence at Movement Research. Other 2016-17 residencies include Jacob’s Pillow’s CDR, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Watermill Center, and Harkness Dance Center.
Past residencies include the Djerassi Arts Program, Gibney Dance Center DiP, the Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Yard, and LMCC's Swing Space.
In the US, Netta’s work has been commissioned and presented by venues such as the Joyce Theater, Danspace Project, American Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, La Mama, Harkness Dance Festival, and Movement Research. In Israel, she has been presented by numerous festivals including Curtain-Up, Jerusalem International Dance Week, Intimadance, International-Exposure, and Different Dance. Her work was also performed at the International Solo-Dance-Theater Festival (Stuttgart).
Her collaborations with philosopher David Kishik include The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives, produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, and Critique of Pure Movement - an evening of theory and performance at the ICI Berlin.
Commissions for repertory companies include the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company (Salt Lake City), Zenon Dance Company (Minneapolis), Same Planet Different World (Chicago), Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Of Moving Colors (Baton Rouge), and Misgav Dance Workshop.
As Guest Artist and visiting faculty, Netta has worked with students at the Juilliard School, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Rutgers University, University of the Arts, University of Utah, American Dance Festival, Alvin Ailey School, SUNY Brockport, Barnard College, Purchase College, University of Texas at Austin, James Madison University, and Long Island University. As part of her work with Doug Varone, Netta taught around the USA, Russia, and the Dominican Republic and staged Varone’s work at University of Michigan and Point Park University.
As a performer Netta has worked with Joanna Kotze, Doug Varone and Dancers (2007-2012), Karinne Keithley, Nancy Bannon, Mark Jarecki, Noemie LaFrance, Ronit Ziv, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.
Netta was born in South Carolina, where she had her first dance performance at age 3 (see above). She moved to the Galilee in Israel soon after and trained at the Misgav Dance Workshop, the school of the Kibbutz Dance Company in Ga’aton, and Bat-Dor studios in Tel-Aviv. In 1996 she relocated to New York to earn a BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts.