Arnon Herring

    Grant Recipient

    Ramat Gan, Israel

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    Arnon Herring was born in 2002 in Israel. Lately, he moved with his family to Ramat Gan from Shoham. Since he was two years old he has been dancing, singing, directing plays, creating sets and costumes to his shows and performing on every raised surface. At the age of 5 he participated as the only boy in a creative dance group in his neighborhood. It lasted a year until someone gave him a note about the tights he was wearing and he immediately stopped going to the dancing classes.

    For his 12th birthday, he went with his mom to the musical “Cats” which arrived to Israel from London. And there the magic happened. The musical, with all the music and dancing, stunned him. At home, he watched videos from the musical and tried to imitate the choreography. He danced from morning to evening skipping over armchairs, standing on sofas, spinning all over the house. Until Mother suggested him to go back to dancing. He gathered his courage and joined. The return and connection were immediate. This time he did not care that children peered at the windows and laughed. He worked hard and the progress was meteoric. He immediately joined classical ballet classes and fell in love, finding that the classic style suited his personality and his body structure. He won the “I Believe” contest; He won a scholarship to the AAB summer course in New York; He played the main role in the Israeli musical Billy Elliott; He joined to Ironi Alef high school for arts in Tel Aviv in the dance track, and he won the third place in the KIBC 2017 Korea International Ballet Competition, and now an excellence scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

    Arnon: “I am grateful to the donors for believing in me and for helping me and my family overcome the challenges we face. This grant not only helps us financially but has also made us feel very proud and feel that we are not alone in the campaign, that there are generous and visionary people in the world who nurture the culture and the art in the State of Israel.”