Artists

  • Nadine Bommer - Artistic Director and Choreographer
    Born in New York. Artistic creator, Choreographer, Founder of Nadine Animato art center in Rishon LeZion, Israel Developed the Animato Art movement language currently taught in Israel and internationally Established the “Nadine Bommer” companies in Israel and New York.
  • Ziv Yemini - CEO
    CEO of the Ketzev Hagoof branches and the Animato Art center, Israel Founder of Ketzev Hagoof Center, Rishon LeZion Producer of OV Dance Festivals in Israel. Currently lives with his wife, choreographer Nadine Bommer, and their three children, in New York Manages Animato Dance Art, New York
  • Maor Shir Zuriel - Israel Rehearsal Director
    Graduate of the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy Completed her Animato Art Dancer track and Animato Teacher track with Honors Soloist for 10 years with the Nadine Bommer Troupe in Israel and New York. Currently, she manages the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy, the Rehearsal Director of the Nadine Bommer Ensemble, a guest artist in the Nadine Bommer Dance Companies in Israel and New York, and a Senior Animato Art method teacher worldwide.
  • Jamison Goodnight - New York Rehearsal Director
    Born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey. She earned a BFA in dance performance at SUNY Ms. Goodnight has had the opportunity of working with renowned choreographers such as Doug Varone, Helen Pickett, Ronen Koresh, and the late Jonathan Phelps. She has also danced and toured with various companies such as KDNY, Nai-Ni Chen, Nicholas Andre, and Take' Dance Company. She is so honored to be working with Nadine Bommer Dance Company NY and excited for what the future brings.

Tel Aviv Ensemble

  • Daniela Priav
    KHD Company dancer Graduate of the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy Graduate of the Animato Art seminar Currently dancing with the Nadine Bommer Ensemble, and teaching the Animato Art method
  • Elen Shakhamur
    KHD Company dancer Graduate of the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy Graduate of the Animato Art seminar Currently dancing with the Nadine Bommer Ensemble, and teaching the Animato Art method
  • Asi Dardik
    KHD Company dancer Graduate of the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy Graduate of the Animato Art seminar Currently dancing with the Nadine Bommer Ensemble, and teaching the Animato Art method
  • Leon Laskov
    KHD Company dancer Graduate of the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy Graduate of the Animato Art seminar Currently dancing with the Nadine Bommer Ensemble, and teaching the Animato Art method
  • Shany Maoz
    KHD Company dancer Graduate of the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy Graduate of the Animato Art seminar Currently dancing with the Nadine Bommer Ensemble, and teaching the Animato Art method
  • Gal Cohen
    KHD Company dancer Graduate of the Nadine Bommer Dance Academy Graduate of the Animato Art seminar Currently dancing with the Nadine Bommer Ensemble, and teaching the Animato Art method

New-York Ensemble

  • Gaya Bommer
    Born and raised in Israel Started her dance education at the Nadine Dance Academy Israel As a YAGP gold and bronze medalist she Received a full scholarship to Princess Grace Academy Monaco. Stared in the documentary: "First Position" Performed : The Israeli Opera "Child Dream" Opera Garnier- guest performer Ballet Of Monte Carlo - guest artist, today Touring with Nadine Bommer Dance Company NY
  • Daan Bootsma
    is a Dutch dancer with an education from institutes such as: the Elvin Ailey School in NY and a work experience with companies and projects such as: Dinershow Pandora, NY Dance Project and more.. Daan is an award winning dancer with numerous scholarship and is currently a dancer with Nadine Bommer Dance Company NY..
  • jamison goodnight
    Born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey. She earned a BFA in dance performance at SUNY Ms. Goodnight has had the opportunity of working with renowned choreographers such as Doug Varone, Helen Pickett, Ronen Koresh, and the late Jonathan Phelps. She has also danced and toured with various companies such as KDNY, Nai-Ni Chen, Nicholas Andre, and Take' Dance Company. She is so honored to be working with Nadine Bommer Dance Company NY and excited for what the future brings.
  • layne willis
    Is a dancer and a guest choreographer trained at elite academy of dance , AWU London dance program and Roger Williams University to name few. Layne has a professional experience performing at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, as a soloist at Bill T. Jonse's dances by dancers and a cast member at Sleep No More. Currently, a dancer with a done Nadine Bommer Dance Company NY
  • Matteo Vergara
    is an Italian dancer with a wide range of specialties and work experiences such as world renowned musicals and shows all over the world, including: dancer in Dolce and gabbana event choreographies by Thomas Signorelli, dancing actor in the musical “titanic” and dancer in the event #140-Danza d’autore, to name a few.. Previously, a dancer with Atlantic City ballet. Currently a dancer with Nadine Bommer Dance Company NY
  • Maurice Ivy Dowell
    Maurice Ivy, a graduate of Duke University minoring in dance, awarded with a range of awards such as: the Beneson Award in the Arts, the American Dance Festival and atc.. Maurice’s experience includes a full scholarship to the Jacob’s Pillow Gaga Intensive with Ohad Naharin and numerous well known Companies such as: Gallim dance and the Sean Curran Company. Currently a dancer with the Nadine Bommer Dance Company in New York

Guest Artists

About the Company

The Nadine Bommer Dance Company was established in Rishon LeZion, Israel, in 1994 by choreographer Nadine Bommer. Company dancers are graduates of the Academy, nurtured over the years by Bommer herself.

Profoundly different in style from the Israeli scene, the dance company brings a distinctive new genre to the world of dance theater with its “Animato Art” method. “Animato” is a word born from “animation” and constitutes a source of evident inspiration in Bommer’s work, manifesting in its rhythms, perspectives, and humor.

In 2007 Bommer completed her development of the Animato Art method which defines the companies stylistic character.

The company’s movement language, “Kinetica,” was developed by Bommer and draws inspiration from the sea. It builds on following  the kinetic energy (the energy of movement in space). Connecting with this energy creates floating watery movement which has no defining form. In Bommer’s creative works, it links to figures and situations which surface from her imagination, the outcome is “Animato Art”.  Diverse images convey narratives through the vibrant movement. This symbiotically integrates the worlds of dance and theater while infusing content from the worlds of animation and comedy. Company dancers are not mere technical tools but a fascinating individualized performance as they dive into sensorial worlds changing character. Animato’s authentic style creates engaging energy.  Characters and situations single out dancers in a way that has become an identifier of Bommer’s work. A dancer’s extraordinary belief in the character and situation causes the audience to connect to the experience. The honest moments occurring on the stage, create a direct link between the audience and the company.

2019 Shows

From the reviews

“Bommer’s details and competence are highly polished. The work is structured, with abundant professionalism. The dance is so very harmonious, aesthetic, with the perfection of a sculpture…” (Ruth Eshel, Haaretz)

“Nadine Bommer is one of the most interesting choreographers. Bommer puts a talented group of dancers on stage, and they expertly demonstrate the unique language of movement which she fastidiously developed over the years…” (City Mouse)

“Nadine Bommer has wisely raised and trained highly professional dancers, endlessly devoted to the art of dance. They show excellent technique, stage presence and expressiveness…” (Rahel Bielski Cohen, Artistic Director, Israel Festival)

“Nadine Bommer … breaks boundaries of the familiar game rules of movement. Bommer offers the audience a unique stage language, extraordinary and genius in its own way…” (Gallery, Haaretz)

“Not since the days of Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau have audiences seen anything even comparable as Nadine Bommer’s imagination sets out on an entirely new theatrical experience.” (Maxim Gershunoff, Miami International Dance Festival)

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