Israeli Dance Festival Featuring Guest Instructor Sagi Azran - In Person
Join us an the Israeli Dance Festival as we enjoy the music, dances and culture of Israel. Program lead by Ronit Weinreich and special guest Sagi Azran.
Program Led by Ronit Weinreich
Ronit Weinreich was born in Israel, Ronit had a deep and varied background in both dance and education. She was a lead dancer with the Shalom Dance Company, the preeminent Israeli Folk Dance company that represented Israel throughout the world. She received her B. Ed in physical education and her M.A. in Education. In Israel, she choreographed the Maccabiah and Hapoel Games opening ceremonies. Her career has also included training and teaching in Ball Room Dancing, teaching in High School as a physical education instructor and training teachers at the Wingate Institute in Israel.
Since arriving in Toronto 21 years ago, Ronit has been part of the Jewish educational system and has worked in choreographing and producing children performances in the schools. She also leads one of the premier Israeli Dance evening sessions in Toronto bringing current Israeli music and dance to her participants.
In the past 21 years, Ronit has been in charge of choreographing all the dances, training all the teachers and producing the Rikudiyah Dance Festival. Ronit took over as the Artistic Director of the Festival in 2008 and continued to lead this celebration of the Toronto Jewish Community. Her focus has been to continue, enhance and improve the living cultural connection between the local community and Israel.
Special Guest Sagi Azran
With his captivating charisma and extensive knowledge in Israeli dance, Sagi has been a teacher, session leader and a choreographer since he was a teenager. When he was a kid, Sagi was mentored by Misha’el Barzilay, one of the most appreciated personalities in the world of Israeli dance. He was only 9 years old when Misha’el asked him to teach a dance to a crowd of 250 dancers. Ever since then, with the help of his father and Misha’el, Sagi perfected his teaching in every way he could. Years later, he founded an organization in Israel dedicated to teaching kids dance in order to keep them away from violence. Today, living in Los Angeles, Sagi brings his exceptional energy from L.A. to Toronto, with the goal of making sure dancers do not forget the authenticity and value in Israeli dance.
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