CFA Faculty Biography

Neta Pulvermacher
School of Theater + Dance
Associate Professor
Specialization: Dance

T: (352) 273-0522
F: (352) 392-5114

PO Box 115900
Gainesville, FL 32611

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Neta Pulvermacher Choreographer, performer, teacher; born and raised in Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan, Israel; graduated from Juilliard in 1985; Artistic Director of the Neta Dance Company; Curator/founder of the A.W.A.R.D. Show! (Artists With Audiences Responding To Dance) at Joyce SoHo which is now a national series produced by the Joyce Theater Foundation and taking place in Chicago, Seattle, New York and Philadelphia and is supported by the Boeing Company. She has choreographed for Ballet Arizona, Ballet New England, Vertigo Dance Company (Israel), the Repertory Project (Ohio), Ballet Wisconsin, the School Ensemble of Dance Theater of Harlem, the Yard, the Alvin Ailey School, the American Dance Festival, North Carolina School of the Arts and numerous university dance programs; her works have been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, the Joyce Theater, the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Series, the Knitting Factory, Merkin Concert Hall, DNA, Symphony Space, the Miller Theater, the Flea Theater, Joe’s Pub, Central Park\'s SummerStage and The Kitchen, among others; her company has appeared at the Israel Festival, the Krakow Festival, the Bytom International Festival of Modern Dance, the International Festival of the Arts (Costa Rica), and Belarus; She has received choreography fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, a special choreography award from Bessie Schonberg and numerous grants; She served on the faculties of Manhattanville College, Princeton University, Barnard College and the Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts and at the American Dance Festival.

Neta is noted for her collaborations with musicians and composers. Recent collaborations include: Miri Ben Ari, John Zorn, XTC, Sarah Davis Buechner, David Broza, Yuval Gabay, the Jazz Passengers and Anthony Coleman among others. She has choreographed for Mira Nair's film The Namesake. She holds an MFA from Hollins/ADF, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a graduate of the Juilliard School.  in 2008 Pulvermacher was chosen to choreograph for the Limon Dance Company as part of the Free to Rep residency program of the prestigious MANCC.  With the aid of a UF Center For World Arts Fellowship Neta conducted a residency at the Matte Asher Ensemble in Israel and the Klor Center in Israel in 07 and 08.  Pulvermacher's recent work, Air toured to several cities in the US, Europe and throughout Israel this spring by the Matte Asher Ensemble.  Her recent projects include the 25th anniversary of her dance company at Dance Theatre Workshop in NYC where she premiered 2280 Pints! to great acclaim.   Residencies and tours at Roger Williams University, George Mason University, Albania Dance Meeting, Ecole Des Sable in Senegal and Ndjamena, Chad amont others.  Pulvermacher is the founder of the A.W.A.R.D. Show! which has now expanded to six US cities.   Neta created the UF/NYC Dance Exchange and the UF/Israel Dance program and has been directing and expanding the Swamp Dance Fest! and annual unique international festival and creative lab at the University of Florida.  Pulvermacher recieved the College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year Award in 2010 and the CFA International Educator of the Year Award in the fall of 2010.   Most recently she was awarded an FEO award for the creation and production of 2280 Pints! in NYC as well as a Creative Campus Catalyst award for the Swamp Dance Fest!

Neta is a proud gator and is the proudest of her son Alon.  For information about my company:  Feel free to watch excerpts from some works also on Vimeo:


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