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Yehuda L. Hyman

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Yehuda Hyman is a choreographer, playwright, actor, dancer, poet and storyteller who makes original Dance Theatre works. He was born in Los Angeles to immigrant parents from Poland and Russia. He began his training when he traveled to Brussels, Belgium at age 16 to attend Maurice Bejart's multidisciplinary theater/dance school, MUDRA as a scholarship student. Following a career as a professional dancer and choreographer (Broadway, film, television, concert stage), Mr. Hyman began writing. His plays include The Mad Dancers, David in Shadow and Light (co-written with Daniel Hoffman), Center of the Star, Swan Lake Calhoun, I Ask You, Ladies and Gentlemen (adapted from the memoir by Leon Surmelian) and Max, Rapunzel and the Night. His work has been produced at the McCarter Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, San Diego Repertory Theater, Theatre J, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Beast Theater, Piven Theatre Workshop, Highways Performance Space, and The Marsh among others. Honors include the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, the National Endowment of the Arts /TCG Playwright-in-Residence grant to work with Cornerstone Theater of Los Angeles, additional NEA grants, a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis, Heideman Award and grants from the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity and Foundation for Jewish Culture. He is an Associate Artist with Cornerstone Theater. His poetry and prose have been published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Northern California Jewish Bulletin, Minnesota Monthly, Revue Alsacienne de Litterature, Recours au Poème and Seeing Jewish and Israeli Dance, published by Wayne State University Press. He has translated the work of German poet, Eva-Maria Berg. Mr. Hyman recently acted in New York City with Target Margin Theater and with The Civilians and was an Artist Fellow at the LABA House of Study at the 14St Y in New York City (2013/2014). He received his BA in Interdisciplinary Performance from Empire State College, SUNY and his MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. He has been a guest teacher at Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University, University of Southern California, Barnard College, New York University, Goucher College, Whittier College, University of Indiana and the Rhodopi Institute in Smolyan, Bulgaria. Yehuda Hyman is the Artistic Director of YEHUDA HYMAN/MystFT - a Dance Theatre ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY.

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