Klezmer Dance – Yael Schy

Yael Schy is a dynamic dance and improvisational theater instructor known for her creative approach to learning and her emphasis on leading and following skills and teamwork. Yael has over 35 years of experience as a performer and teacher in theater and dance, including serving as a dancer and choreographer with Westwind International Folk Ensemble and with Jubilee American Dance Theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area, and dancing with Avaz International Dance Theatre in Los Angeles.

She teaches various forms of social partner dancing and folk dancing to both groups and individuals, where her primary focus is on the give and take of leading and following. Yael has been a dance and improv instructor at Lark World Music and Dance Camp for over 10 years, and has taught dance at Monte Toyon, Echo Summit, Alta Sierra, Dance Awakening, Camp Harmony, the San Francisco Free Folk Festival, and various other dance and music venues, as well as at Dominican University of California. She is also a member of Made Up Theatre, a Bay Area based improvisational theater performing troupe.