Etay Axelroad is a choreographer, dancer, movement director and gaga instructor (since 2015). Born in Romania 1995. Graduate of Blich high-school dance major and recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship in 2013.
Worked as a professional dancer with Batsheva Dance Company (and Ensemble), GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, KOR'SIA and L-E-V (Sharon Eyal & Gai Bechar).
Since 2016 is creating different short-mid length works presented in various places in the world; Israel, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Japan, USA, etc.
Germany — Dancer
December 2021- February 2022
Performing OCD LOVE / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar.
New creation WET / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
Featuring music by CURL, Koreless and Ori Lichtik
Spain— Dancer, Co-Creator
July 2021 - November 2021
Part of the new creation IGRA premiered in Centro De Cultura Contemporánra CONDEDUQUE and toured to Rome (Italy) and Bermen (Germany).
Sweden — Dancer
July 2020 - June 2021
Joined the prestigious dance company for season 2020/21. Working and online performing (due to Covid 19) pieces by kenneth kvarnström, Honji Wang & Sebastian Ramirez, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Continuim (new creation) by Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis.
Etay created and performed a solo for schools and created his film “CASUS” and his solo “AZIZTARIN” during this season.
Batsheva Dance Company
Israel — Dancer
July 2017- June 2020
Joined from the ensemble. Working with Ohad Naharin and performing his works; Hora, Venezuela, Decadance, Mamootot, Last work, The Hole, 2019 and more. Was part of “2019” creation process. Was part of “Canine Jaunâtre 3 by Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Toured with the company performing in prestigious venues and festivals such as BAM, Chaillot, Festival Montpellier and many more. Participated in Ohad’s episode in “MOVE” [The NETFLIX show].
During this time Etay Created his pieces: Bias, C2 and A_MeN
Batsheva-Ensemble Dance Company
Israel — Dancer
July 2013- June 2017
Diving into the Batsheva and Gaga world of Ohad Naharin straight from high school, Etay started as an apprentice in his first season, followed by a full contract, learning the Gaga language and performing Naharin’s repertoire : Kamuyot, Project secus, Mamootot, Max, Decadance, Naharin’s Virus, Three and more.
Also was part of a new creation by Daniel Agami “Still” and worked with Sharon Eyal for “Bill”. Worked on “Uprising” by Hofesh Shechter
Took part in the movie “Mr. Gaga” .
During these seasons Etay created “Meshulash”, C.1, Trailer for Mange [Batsheva Ensemble Dancers Create] and a short indie dance video.