Ido Gidron

Ido Gidron is a performance artist, dancer, emerging choreographer, and instructor of Pilates and Gaga, the movement language made by Ohad Naharin.

He was raised in the mountains of Jerusalem, Israel, in a village name Shoresh. 

Ido graduated from the Academy for Music and Dance in Jerusalem, served in the Israeli Military with an “outstanding performer” award, while dancing for Kibbutz contemporary Dance Company and Batsheva Dance Company - the young ensemble.

While studying, Ido participated in the Juilliard summer intensive, and was a finalist at the Mia Arbatova dance competition.

After his time in Batsheva, Ido started to work for independent choreographers like Itzik Galili, Idan Sharabi, Sharon Vazanna and Arkadi Zaides.

Ido was a guest dancer with the Norwegian National Ballet in fall 2017, and participated at the “Project 48” by Dana Rottenberg.

He was a guest teacher for Gothenburg Danskompani in Sweden, and in Cie Toula Limnaios in Germany.

A duet that he created- Dualism, won 3rd prize at the Machol Shalem dance competition.

Since 2017, Ido is creating his own independent works under the production of IG Dance Projects, as well as commissioned works for several companies and universities around the world like Mexico, Serbia, Italy, United States.

In 2021, he acted as an artist in residence at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

In his style of movement, Ido focuses on the connection between our feelings and emotions and our physicality, with the believe that dance is made to connect humans, from different societies around the globe.

With body awareness, passion, sensitivity, excitement, fun and ease to the practice, He uses floor work and improvisation tasks as a base for creation, and composition in the space as a base of movement direction.

Ido see the body as a tool to sense and feel movement, as well as a sense of direction to create choreography.

Currently, Ido is creating his own work and teaching the IGDance Projects workshops as well as working for independent choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Elad Shechter.

Photo by Christina J Massad