Choreographer, performer, teacher; born and raised in Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan, Israel; graduated from Juilliard in 1985; Artistic Director of the Neta Dance Company; Curator/founder of the A.W.A.R.D. Show! (Artists With Audiences Responding To Dance), Neta created over 80 dance works for her company, the Neta Dance Company, Ballet Arizona, Ballet New England, Vertigo Dance Company (Israel), the Repertory Project (Ohio), Limon Dance Company, Ballet Wisconsin, the School Ensemble of Dance Theater of Harlem, the Yard, the Alvin Ailey School, the American Dance Festival, North Carolina School of the Arts, and numerous other colleges and university dance programs. Her works have been presented at Dance Theater Workshop (NYLA), Danspace Project, the Joyce Theater, the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Series, the Knitting Factory, Merkin Concert Hall, DNA, Symphony Space, the Miller Theater, the Flea Theater, Joe’s Pub, Central Park’s SummerStage and the Kitchen, among others; her company has appeared at the Israel Festival, the Krakow Festival, the Bytom International Festival of Modern Dance, the International Festival of the Arts (Costa Rica), Albania Dance Meeting Festival, and Belarus; She has received choreography fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, a special choreography award from Bessie Schonberg, Dance Magazine Foundation grant, Meet the Composer award and numerous other grants; She served on the faculties of University of Florida (Associate Professor of Dance) and at Manhattanville College, Princeton University, Barnard College and the Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts and at the American Dance Festival.
“I am somewhat like a scientist. The beauty of great science – and of great art and dance – is to set up the structures so well, and in such economy, that life can begin to take place within them. My role as an artist is to provide the space, the structure(s) and the time for interactions and life to begin.” – Neta Pulvermacher, Choreographer