Assaf Benchetrit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office: Theatre & Dance, Paul Creative Arts Center, Durham, NH 03824
Assaf Benchetrit

Assaf Benchetrit began his dance and music studies at the Rubin Academy for Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel. Upon graduation, he danced with the Jerusalem Dance Theater, the Panov Ballet, and later with The Israeli National Ballet Company. During his military service, Assaf received the “Remarkable Dancer” prize from the Israeli government which allowed him to continue dancing while serving. After completing his military service, he arrived to United States to dance with companies such as The Joffrey, Metropolitan Classical Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, Portland Ballet and Gelsey Kirkland Ballet. Throughout his career, Assaf toured through England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and numerous other countries. Assaf holds a joint B.S in computer science and B.F.A in dance degrees with academic honors from Montclair State University, and an M.F.A degree in dance from Hollins/ADF/Frankfurt. He was a faculty member at Yale University, Columbia University (Barnard College), Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and Raritan Valley Community College.

Education

  • M.F.A., Dance, Hollins College
  • B.F.A., Montclair State College
  • B.S., Montclair State College

Research Interests

  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Dance filmography
  • Dance technology (computer software that interacts with dancers)

Selected Artistic Activities & Publications

Choreographic/Dance Residency to The Jerusalem Ballet - Phase VI (2018). Retrieved from https://www.unh.edu/global/assaf-benchetrit

Summer Season with Connecticut Ballet - Phase II (2017).

Benchetrit, A. (n.d.). The Movement’s Voice. STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY.