The Representative Dance Company of 'Reichman University' was established in 2003 by the initiative of two students of the University, Michal Tidhar and Hadas Avraham, with cooperation from the choreographer Aya Mor Sasson.
The Company was established in order to attend to the need of young dancers to return to the world of Dance after their army service and during their academic studies at Reichman University.
The year round activity of the Dance Company is synchronized to coordinate with the academic obligations of the University students and incorporates current students as well as alumni of the University. The Company performs various styles of dance with emphasis on Modern dance, Jazz, and Classical Ballet.
The Company's Repertoire is updated every year by our choreographer Natalie Ravitz and includes original choreography of the company members.
Throughout the year, the company performs in various events and venues, including events sponsored by the Student Union, events outside of Reichman University, volunteer events and fundraisers as part of the company's social involvement, and also hosts a repertoire showcase at 'Suzanne Dallal' center of arts at the end of each year.
The company is named after Hadar Shalgi, who was a phenomenal dancer since childhood and dance was always a major part of her life.
Hadar tragically died in an accident on her honeymoon in Barcelona at 2013 at the age of 31.
The Reichman University Dance Company is very proud to honor her memory by doing what Hadar loved most - Dancing.
Hadar's father, Menachem Shalgi, has a very special link with the dance company.
Menachem and his family come to watch our rehearsals, conventions and performances and we welcome more information and stories about Hadar, and are happy to contribute to her memory.
We are certain that she would be proud to watch us dance and see the Shalgi family as part of our family.
Natalie Ravitz -Choreographer
Choreographer, performer, independent creator and senior dance teacher who trains dancers and teachers all over the country.
Natalie has developed a unique style based on strong technique combining elements from the jazz and modern worlds, characterized by precise musicality, powerful virtuosity, acrobatics, changing qualities of movement, emotion, expression and soul.
In 2019 she founded 'THE COLLECTION' for the first time as a concept show.
In 2022 she created a new show - THE COLLECTION 2.0 - Dance Showcase.
Both appeared in the 'Suzan Dellal' Center and she produced them independently.
Natalie has extensive stage experience.
She appeared on the 'Eurovision' stage in Israel and appeared as a creative soloist with many Israeli artists.
Natalie was Selected as one of the 20 finalists in the solo competition by acclaimed choreographer Brian Friedman, and is a graduate of 'HASADNA' dance workshop.
Natalie is the choreographer of the musical 'Romeo and Juliet' in Israel.
she conducted workshops throughout the country, including at national dance conferences such as MDF, and also judges in national dance competitions.
Natalie's works have won awards in Israel and abroad.