Doron Raz Avraham
Doron Raz Avraham was born in Israel in 1984. She started dancing at the age of three and trained for eight years at the School for Contemporary Dance – Haya Zur. In 2000, at the age of sixteen, Doron was accepted to the Batsheva Ensemble. During the next five years, she danced for Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. In 2005, she was appointed the Rehearsal Manager of the company and continued to dance with the group. Since 2006, Doron has danced in the companies of other choreographers including Emanuel Gat, Anat Danieli, and Dana Ruttenberg. In 2009, she danced in Clipa Theater’s production of the Short Stories of Kafka.
Besides performing, Doron has created her own works which have been showcased in festivals throughout Israel and Japan. Her duet The Lemon of Pink (2005) was presented at the Intimadance Festival at Tmuna Theater, and her trio Hen (2007) was featured in the Shades of Dance Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Centre. Women of the World (2008), a duet, was presented at Hazira Habein-tchumit in Jerusalem.While maintaining an active schedule as a performer and creator, Doron has been teaching Gaga since 2003. She teaches Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers at locations throughout Israel including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nir Eliyahu, Karkur, and the Zeadim (Steps) school in Kfar Saba. She has taught Gaga to underprivileged students in Schunat Ha’tikva’s Beit Dani and to Ethiopian youth in Yokne’am, and she has led classes at an Arab-Jewish community center in Jaffa. Since 2007, Doron has taught an annual Gaga course in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Yokahama, Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. She has also led Gaga workshops at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland (2009) and at Khadans in Antwerp, Belgium (2010).