Zohar Cohn


Zohar Cohn

Zohar Cohn is an Israeli Dancer, born in New York in 2006. Enrolled in American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School under the supervision of ABT’s Artistic Director Susan Jaffe, and Artistic Director of ABT JKO School, Stella Abrera.

At the age of 15, Zohar was invited to join the ABT JKO School Pre Professional Division following her participation in the 2022 ABT Summer Intensive in New York, where she demonstrated outstanding potential.

In Sep 2022, she was enrolled in the Upper 2 level and was promoted to the Upper 3 level after one semester. Zohar is expected to graduate in Summer 2025 with the aspiration of professional employment at a ballet company.

Zohar began her dance training at the age of 3 at Shira Ganor Ballet School (SGB) in Tel Aviv, Israel. For over 12 years (2010-2022) Zohar had developed her skills practicing Classical Ballet & Point, Character dance, Modern Technique, Graham, Horton, Modern workshops, Acrobatics, Gaga and Repertoire class.

Zohar graduated 10th grade as Dance Major from 'Aleph' Municipal High School of the Arts ,Tel-Aviv, under the direction of Dalit Harmati (2018-2022). She was trained in various techniques in classical and modern, and gained wide experience practicing contemporary repertoire by leading choreographers.

Since moving to New York City in September 2022, Zohar is enrolled in a home-school program for academics and expected to complete her high school final exams in Summer 2024.

Zohar was granted multiple Excellence scholarships by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation through the “Sharett” Grant, (awarded to dancers who demonstrate their extraordinary abilities in a live audition: 2021/22 & 2022/23 AICF Merit Scholarship for excellence in Classic Ballet Studies; 2023/24 AICF Merit Study Abroad grant (a prestige competitive grant to support her Classical Ballet studies).

Zohar was twice awarded in the Youth America Grand Prix in Israel: 2022 2nd place winner in senior Classical Category; 2021 2nd place winner in Junior Classical Category

At the age of 10, Zohar participated in Billy Elliot the musical production in Israel 2016/17 (over 50 shows) as a Ballet girl, Susan Parks.