Netta Yerushalmy

She // Her // Hers

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Dancer and Choreographer
New York, NY
2022 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Netta Yerushalmy is a New York based choreographer and performer who was raised in Israel by Jewish immigrants of Iranian and Hungarian descent. This jagged background has informed her dance making, which insists on simultaneities and generative friction.

Yerushalmy has been awarded a range of fellowships, grants, and awards for her choreographic work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Princeton Arts Fellowship, Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance at the Center for Ballet and the Arts, Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, and a Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Known as much for its provocative conceptual frames as for its beautifully rigorous physicality, her body of work has been continuously evolving and expanding for over twenty years.

After Paramodernities, her latest major work, Yerushalmy was interviewed by queer theorist Jack Halberstam for BOMB Magazine, became involved in a research project alongside scientists and historians at the Bard Graduate Center, and was a fellow at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Portrait photo by Branda; courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau.