It all began with a small sign posted at the University of Texas Hillel’s bulletin board, “Dance in Israel.”
At the time, I had been dancing for a ballet company in Austin while simultaneously trying enrich my life with college courses and Jewish involvement. A program so ideal, combining artistic and cultural desires of mine in Israel on a Kibbutz, sounded like a scam.
I was there for 10 months, it’s real.
First, the environment—you will wake up each morning surrounded by vegetation and the green rolling hills of the Galilee. The studios are tucked beautifully in the Kibbutz, many with wide, open windows exposing you to the natural setting. I loved exploring new ways of moving and digging in to...