Yuval Cohen

Philadelphia Ballet II

Meet Yuval

Full name: Yuval Cohen
Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel

Yuval Cohen began dancing at age six, when he joined the Mehola Dance Company, specializing in folk and modern dance. Between 2013-2018, Yuval studied ballet, composition, and modern dance under Mrs. Evy Lifshitz Shterenber Sternbern, Ms. Nadya Timofeeva and Ms. Moran Dekel. After winning an excellence scholarship in 2017 from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, he joined the Ballet School under the artistic direction of Mrs. Nadya Timofeyeva. In 2018, Yuval won first place in Russia’s famous Nutcracker competition. That year, he accepted a position at The Academy of Ballet Studies Vaganova. During his time there, Yuval danced roles including Blue Bird Variation in Sleeping Beauty and the prince in The Nutcracker. After graduating from the academy in 2021, Yuval joined The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. Yuval joined Philadelphia Ballet II for the 2021/2022 season


“Take your passion and make it happen” –Flashdance, Irene Cara


Fun Fact: Yuval loves to explore new cities and countries.


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