(b Tel Aviv, 24 Oct. 1950)
Israeli dancer, choreographer, and designer. He studied with Sokolow, and others and in 1959 joined Israeli Opera Ballet. He then danced in Ireland (1962–4), moving to London in 1964 where he danced with London Dance Theatre and acted at the Royal Court, then danced with Western and Scottish Theatre Ballets (1966–70) before moving to the Irish National Ballet Company where he was artistic adviser and choreographer between 1974 and 1989. His works include Women (mus. Boulez, Irish National Ballet, 1974), Equus (mus. Wilfred Josephs, Maryland Ballet, 1980, revived Dance Theatre of Harlem, 1981, Australian Ballet, 1984, and others), The Emperor and the Nightingale (mus. Tang, Hong Kong Ballet, 1997), Beauty and the Beast (mus. Man-yee Lam, Hong Kong Ballet, 1999, revived for several companies), and Turn of the Screw (mus. John McCabe, Ohio Ballet, 2005). He has also directed plays, choreographed for opera and television, created the designs for numerous dance and theatre productions and exhibited widely as a painter.