Neta Pulvermacher was born and raised in Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan, Israel, and graduated from Juilliard in 1985. MA from Teachers College and MFA from Hollins University. She is a professor of dance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the artistic director of the Ben Gurion University Dance Company project in Beer Sheva. Neta was an associate professor of dance at the University Of Florida School of Theater and Dance where she received many teaching awards.
Neta has choreographed over 85 works for her NY based Neta Dance Company and other companies and institutions around the world. In New York, her company has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Joyce Theater, 92nd Street Y and many other venues. The company toured throughout the U.S., Israel (Israel Festival), Europe, Costa Rica and Canada. Neta is noted for her collaborations musicians, composers and directors, such as Roy Nathanson/The Jazz Passengers, John Zorn and Masada, Anthony Coleman, the English rock band, film director -Mira Nair among others.
Neta's work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, The Jerome Foundation, Mary Flager Cary Charitable Trust, Maxine Greene Foundation and The Greenwall Foundation among others; and she received a special choreography award from Bessie Schoenberg (1995). Neta has taught and choreographed in Senegal, Ivory Coast and Chad. Most recently Neta was invited for residencies at SEAD in Salzburg and in Tasmania, gave master classes at SUNY Purchase and in Beit Tzhaur in the Palestinian Territory. She currently creates interdisciplinary solo works. Moving is life and life is indeed moving.