About Elia Shinar

Elia was born in 2005, and lives in Moshav Aniam in the Golan Heights.

She is a classical ballet dancer since the age of ten. Elia studied with Svetlana Raber at the ‘Aniam Ballet School’, and in recent years has been attending a private ballet studio in Katzrin. There, she studies with teacher Anna Lubin, pursuing her dream of becoming a Prima Ballerina and dancing on the world’s biggest stages.

Elia has participated in ballet competitions across the country and around the world. She won trophies, scholarships – as an outstanding dancer, and invitations to professional ballet schools in Europe.


2020 – at the pre DWC competition in Israel, Elia won 1st place in classical ballet, junior category abd 2nd place in modern dance, and a full scholarship to participate at the final DWC in Italy and represent Israel.

2020 – at the CND compatition Elia won 1st place with excellence in modern dance, and 2nd place in classical dance.

2019 – at the Tanzolimp competition in Berlin, Elia received a scholarship and an invitation to the Royal Ballet in Antwerp, Belgium. After two weeks at the school, she was invited to study as a full-time student.

2019 - Summer ballet at the Princess Grace Monaco Ballet Academy

2019 - Keren Sharet

2018 & 2019 - Tanzolimp, Berlin

2018 - YAGP, Barcelona

The American Ballet Academy – won two gold medals with outstanding honors and a scholarship for the Tel Aviv Academy Summer Course.

Red Sea Festival, Eilat


October 27, 2019 – Israel-Baltic International Competition in Tiberias: Grand Prix in a classical ballet solo dance age 14-17.

October 17, 2019 – International young artist competition in Safed: Grand Prix in a classical ballet solo dance age 14-17.

July 2019 – Invitation to a summer course at the Princess Grace Ballet Academy in Monaco.

March 2019 – AICF: Winning a scholarship totaling NIS 2000 for an outstanding dancer.

May 2019 – Receipt and invitation to join the Royal Ballet in Antwerp, Belgium as a full-time student.

February 2019 – Tanzolimp Berlin, International Ballet Competition: Two Week Royal Ballet Scholarship in Antwerp, Belgium.

February 2018 – Tanzolimp Berlin, International Ballet Competition: Scholarship for the Tanz Ballet School in Zurich, Switzerland.

April 2017 – Eilat Premier Festival: 1st place + cash prize.

March 2018 – American Ballet Academy: Gold Medal with outstanding honors.

March 2017 – American Ballet Academy: Gold Medal and Scholarship for an International Summer Course in Tel Aviv.

Elia Shinar


Aniam, Israel
Grant Recipient