Photo: Daniel Kaminsky
Nadav Zelner was born in 1992 in Ramla, Israel. As a child Nadav loved dancing and listening to music and during his high school years he discovered his choreography skills. Over the years Nadav formed a unique dance language and recently he started to developers his own new dance technique of which he wants to make accessible to the world.
Nadav was invited to create work pieces for dance companies around the world. For his recent work he was invited by Marco Goecke to create a full evening for his company to open the season at the staatsoper theater in Hannover Germany.
Other companies he created for are the Batsheva Dance Company, Gauthier Dance Company, St.Gallen Theater, Stanislavsky Ballet, Augsburg Ballet, Introdans, Stadttheater Bremerhaven, Chinese International Chongqing Ballet Company. Nadav was invited by the prima ballerina Ekaterina Shipulina from the Bolshoi Ballet to create for her a solo called “Ikra”.
Nadav has a deep passion for cinema and he loves creating short dance films.
In 2019 one of Nadavs films inspired director of the Eurovision in Israel to create the entire concept of the postcards around dance and he invited Nadav to choreograph a major part of the postcards.
His worldpremiere for NDT 2 in the 2021-2022 season marks Nadavs debut with NDT.