Haddas Eshel was born in 1990 in Kibbutz Nir Oz in Israel and currently resides in Tel Aviv.
She is a freelance dancer & choreographer, and a ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation, and Pilates instructor.
Eshel was introduced to dance at the age of 6 in her first ballet class and then enrolled in the Ashkelon School of Arts – choosing to major in dance, focusing on ballet, modern dance (Graham technique), and composition.
Through high school, her interest in creation was increasing, and she started creating short pieces of her own and choreographing in the school’s theater productions.
She then went on to professional training in various programs, in her home country and internationally, focusing on technique, improvisation and choreography. She attended the Haifa Dancers Training Program, the Certificate Program at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City, Akko Theater Program, Kelim Choreography Center Program and plenty of workshops and intensives across Europe and the US.
Eshel worked with acclaimed choreographers Ran Ben Dror, Maya Brinner, Seline Baumgartner, Roy Asaf, and Deganit Shemi to name a few, and has performed works by Emanuel Gat, Angelin Preljocaj, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, and Isadora Duncan. Her original pieces ‘Ok, both’, ‘Drive’ and ‘Channel 3’ were invited to tour in international dance festivals in Israel, Italy, Belarus, Austria, Ireland, Germany, and the United States.
She was invited to the BIDE residency in Barcelona, LOFT residency in Kiel, and the ZARATAN residency in Lisbon.
Her goal is to create physically driven pieces, deeply researching and examining physical mechanisms. She is interested in evolving her movement language, her research methods, and enhancing the ways the physical quest is being manifested on stage. She hopes to be a major part both in the local Israeli scene and in the European scene, cultivating artistic collaboration with European dance institutions and professionals.