Instructors

Oren Ashkenazi

Oren Ashkenazi, originally from Haifa (Israel), holds a degree of art education and event management from the Wingate Institute in Israel. He worked for many years in Jewish communities all around the world as artistic manager of dozens of dance camps and other events and created cross cultural projects in Haifa. Close to the tradition of his father Musa Ashkenazi he created a number of Israeli Dances danced all over the world. He created dances such as Chibuk Bachashecha, Katonti, Im Yesh Gan Eden, Charasho, Iti At Yafa. Five years ago he opened with his wife OLmusic artist agency which promotes artists from the Middle East.

Oren and Lena have been a part of Polin Rokedet since the very begenning.


Danielle Shkop

Danielle is originally from Haifa, born and raised. Currently she lives in Tel Aviv. Her first dance created, “Ha’Boker Ya’ale”, participated in Karmiel festival’s creation contest in 2019, and has been taught all over the world since then. She has been dancing since she was 10 years old, and after a long break, she returned to folk dance 5 years ago, and fell in love with it all over again!

Except of dancing, Danielle has a degree in biotechnology engineering, but she works as a software developer 馃檪


Michael Barzelai

Michael lives in Zichron Yaakov, Israel, but was born in Haifa. He started dancing, in Haifa area, when he was 10 years old. He started to lead dance sessions in 2010. He’s been working with many different dance teachers and also editing music for dances. He made his first appearance as a dance teacher and choreographer outside of Israel at camp “Gvanim”, in August 2015. Since then he got to create several dances and teach them in Israel and outside of it. He enjoys all kinds of dances and music, but his favourite dances are the most energetic ones. Besides being in the Dance World – he is an Electrical Engineer and works in Hi Tech. He is married to Ariela, also a dancer leading sessions, whom he got to know while dancing together.

It will be his 3rd time at Polin Rokedet Festival! 馃檪