Tel Aviv, Israel
Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem in 1971. She danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 until 2008 and began choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project. Sharon served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva between 2003-2004, and she assumed the role of House Choreographer in 2005. Her creations for Batsheva Dance Company and Batsheva Ensemble include You Got to Live, Pan (2001), Ink (2002), Static (2002), After Love (2003), Love (2003), Quiet Village (2004), Part II (2005), Bertolina (2006), Makarova Kabisa (2008) and Bill (2010). In 2009, Sharon created Killer Pig for Carte Blanche Dance from Norway, and in 2011 was commissioned again by Carte Blanche to create Corps de Walk. Another 2011 commission came from Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago, where Sharon premiered Too Beaucoup (May, 2011).
Sharon is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Ministry of Culture Award for young dance creators, the 2009 Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category, and AICF awards (1986-1989). In 2008, she was named a Chosen Artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.