Gaga Faculty

This years Gaga program is led by the award-winning faculty below.

Meet our Faculty

Bret Easterling

Bret Easterling is an international dance artist and currently on faculty at University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Acting Rehearsal Director for Gallim Dance, and the Artistic Director of BEMOVING.

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Idan Porges

Idan Porges is currently the Director of Batsheva - The Young Ensemble in Tel-Aviv. Porges was born in Kiryat Bialik in 1983 and graduated from Teatron Haguf School & Stage for Physical Theatre in 2005. From 2005-2007, he was a dancer in the Batsheva Ensemble, and from 2007-2008, he danced in the international cast of Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyot as part of a project of the Riksteatern.

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Michal Sayfan

Michal Sayfan was appointed Rehearsal Director of Batsheva - The Young Ensemble in 2016. Born in Israel, Sayfan danced in Nadine Bommer Dance Company between 2001-2004 before joining Batsheva’s Ensemble in 2005. She danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2008-2011 and has been a freelance dancer ever since. Sayfan has been teaching Gaga and Ohad Naharin’s works in Israel and around the world since 2006. In 2011, she was appointed Artistic Director of Gaga Intensive Courses in Tel Aviv. During Sayfan’s Naturopathy studies at Campus Broshim - Tel Aviv University for practitioners of Integrative Medicine, she became Clinical Herbalist & Reflexologist.

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