Idan Sharabi was born in Israel in 1984. He graduated Thelma Yellin and The Juilliard School before he danced in Netherlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Dance Company. He was chosen to create for NDT Upcoming Choreographers in 2010 and has won The Zeraspe Award in 2006, Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in 2012 & 2014, The Mahol Shalem International Competition in 2013, and The Hannover International Choreography Competition in 2014.
Idan received the PAIS grant for performances of existing shows in 2015 for Interviews/Makom, the Minister of Culture Prize for Best Performance of 2015, the Balletmester Albert Gaubiers og Poul Waldorffs Fond scholarship in Denmark, and received the Dododotan Best Performance award in 2014 for his work as a dancer in “We Men”.
Between 2011 and 2014 he created for companies: “The Project” of The Israeli Opera House, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, The Israel Ballet, Ballet Junior de Geneve, NND, ZDT, and EBBC Madrid. In 2012, Sharabi was chosen to be one of the nine promising young artists of Israel by American Express and founded his group, Idan Sharabi & Dancers, in September 2012 . Since then, he has created several works for the group, and they have been invited to festivals in Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Italy, Holland, Russia & Israel. Throughout the years, Sharabi has taught workshops and created new choreographies with students/young dancers in schools & companies such as Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, Gothenburg Ballet Academy, Artez, TBX Workshops, Alvin Ailey School, The Italian Dance Alliance, Springboard Dance Montreal, The Maslool Dance Program, The Sadna in Ga’aton, Israel, Ballet Junior De Geneve, Chiavari Summer Dance Intensive, Zhukov Dance Theater SF and more.
His 2014/15 residencies included companies such as Danish Dance Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet Chilleno, Netherlands Dans Theatre II, and Ballet Luzern. Sharabi has been supported by American Express TYP Project, Israeli Ministry of Culture, The Israel Festival, Suzanne Dellal, Bikurey Ha’Itim, The AICF, The Israeli Opera House, The Juilliard School Donors and a donor of The Dance Library of Israel Organization.