Sharon Eyal

Sharon Eyal

Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva DanceCompany from 1990 to 2008 and started choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project. She served as associate Artistic Director for Batsheva in 2003-2004, and as a House Choreographer for the company from 2005 to 2012. In 2009, Eyal began creating pieces 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; Plafona (2012) for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, Germany. In 2013, she launched L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar.

L-E-V’s repertoire consists of six creations. The company’s latest piece, Love Chapter 2, is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Julidans, and premiered at the Montpellier Dance Festival in July 2017. It won the 2017 FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet. Since its founding, L-E-V has given over 200 performances at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world, including The Joyce Theatre in New York; Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket (MA), USA; The Montpellier Danse Festival, France; and Julidans in Amsterdam. Alongside their work with L-E-V, Eyal and Behar have also been commissioned to create for external companies. Work includes Bedroom Folk (2015) and Salt Womb (2016) for Nederlands Dans Theater, Sara (2013) and Feelings (2016) for NDT2 and Half-Life (2017) for the Royal Swedish Ballet.