Iris Peled

    Grant Recipient

    Kiryat Motzkin, Israel


    Artist Website

    Iris was born in 1.4.2002. She began her ballet training at the age of 4.

    In 2014, she began learning at dance division at the Reut for the Arts school in Haifa, under the artistic direction of Michal Bardas Hason and Racheli Shapira. She is expected to graduate in 2020.

    From 2014-2020 she has been learning at Haifa Center of Excellence in Dance under the artistic direction of Michal Bardas Hason. There she practices on a regular basis, with teachers like Jay Allen Augen and Ilana Steyer.

    She participates, on regular basis, in leading summer courses, where she was taught by teachers like Ashley Wheater( the artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet), Cedric Lambrette (soloist at the Royal Danish Ballet) Dana Stephensen(soloist at the Australian Ballet) and more.

    From 2016-now she joined the Haifa Center of Excellence in Dance summer intensive, where she was taught by Francois Perron (principal of the Joffrey Ballet , Northern Ballet Theatre) Alexandra Wells‎‏ (faculty member at The Juilliard School in New York ) and Naomi Perlov.

    She received the AAB summer course scholarship, in 2016.

    In 2017 she competed at the Mia Arbatova competition.
    She won 1st place in the international festival competition of children and youth art (2014), and International competition of art in Bulgaria (2016).
    In 2018 she got both classical ballet and modern scholarships from The America-Israel Cultural Foundation.