Shai Faran is an Israeli dancer, teacher and choreographer, based in Europe. After studying in the dance department at the Misgav High School, she continued her studies at the Haifa workshop for dancers and choreographers. In Israel, she danced for the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company II, the Sigma Ensemble and the Dafi Altabab Dance Group. After studying and working in Israel, she started to feel the need to be exposed to new information and moved to Europe, where she expended her knowledge and started to develop her research, practice and methods of teaching and creating.
She has worked with different choreographers such as Matej Kejzer, Maya M.Caroll, Zoe Knights, Yuval Pick, Shumpei Nemoto, Maura Morales Alessandro Sciarroni David Hernandez and more, performed around Europe and taught in different frames for professional dancers, high education programs, non-dancers and beginners and in open workshops around the world. She created several works which won scholarships from the America- Israel Cultural Foundation and the foundation named after Ehud Manor.
In the last few years she has been teaching contemporary dance and improvisation while developing her own work, working as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer, and working closely with Martin Kilvady and Ido Portal.