Netta Yerushalmy is an award winning choreographer and performer originally from Galilee, Israel. Based in New York City since 2000, her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed.
Most recently recognized with a 2022 United States Artists Fellowship, Netta has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Princeton Arts Fellowship, Research Fellowship from New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants-to-Artists Award, National Dance Project Grant, LMCC’s Extended Life, Six Points Fellowship, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.
Her work has been commissioned and presented by venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Bates Dance Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts, Guggenheim Museum, Center for the Arts/Wesleyan University, NYU’s Skirball / Cunningham Centennial, La Mama, River to River Festival, International Dance (Jerusalem), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation, ‘62 Center for the Arts/Williams College, ODC & Bridge Project, and Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance (Tel Aviv).
She has received development support through the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Watermill Center, National Center for Choreography/Akron, the Yard, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Djerassi Arts Program, Movement Research, Gibney’s DiP, and Trinity College.
Netta works across genres and disciplines: she contributed to sculptor Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park at Madison Square Park, choreographed a Red Hot Chili Peppers music video, worked with cellist Maya Beiser and composer Julia Wolfe on Spinning (PEAK Performances, 2019), and collaborated on evenings of theory and performance at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI Berlin).
As guest artist and visiting faculty, Netta has created works with repertory companies and students nationwide at Princeton University, Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Juilliard School, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Rutgers University, Peridance Ensemble, University of Utah, Zenon Dance Company, American Dance Festival, Alvin Ailey School, SUNY Brockport, University of Texas at Austin, James Madison University, Long Island University, UNC Charlotte, Roger Williams University, and The Maslool conservatory.
As a performer, Netta has worked with Pam Tanowitz Dance (New Work for Goldberg Variation, PEAK 2017), Doug Varone and Dancers, Joanna Kotze, Karinne Keithley, Nancy Bannon, Mark Jarecki, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.
Netta received a BFA in Dance with Honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she is currently guest faculty in the department of dance.