Guest from Jerusalem
Maya Popova was born in Russia and received her training as a dancer from 1997 to 2005 at the professional ballet school in Voronezh; in 2011 she completed her training as a choreographer at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg.
From 2006 to 2022, she was a dancer and soloist with the St. Petersburg State Conservatory Ballet, the Yacobson Ballet of St. Petersburg, the Adama Dance Company, and the Jerusalem Dance Theater in Israel, among others.
In 2018, she founded the Con-Calore Dance Company in Jerusalem, for which she works as artistic director and choreographer. Since then, her works have been invited and seen on stages in Israel, Italy, Russia, the USA and many more. For example, Not a couple was invited to the Los Angeles International MashUp Showcase 2021 and The Heart of a Nation was presented at the Bazak Festival in Jerusalem in 2022. Maya Popova participates for the first time in Noverre: Young Choreographers.
Photo: © Maya Hadash