Dana Naim Hafouta, is an Israeli dancer, emerging choreographer and dance teacher. Dana grew up and was professionally trained in Jerusalem. In her pieces, Dana deals with the tension that exists between the inner world, personal state of mind and the outer world. Dana takes great inspiration from the manner in which personal, cultural and social references are forged, and explores how they shape body language and physical expression. Growing up in the multy-cultural Jerusalem, was a strong engine in shaping this point of view.
Dana acquired her professional training at the Jerusalem Acdemy of music and dance, at the B.A program, of dance and choreography. As a professional dancer, Dana worked with JDT company, based in Jerusalem, where she worked with both Israeli and world wide choreogrpahers, such as: Liat Waysbort (NL); Eyal Dadon (IL), Francesca Harper (NY), and others. As a freelance dance artist, Dana is currently working with the choreographer Annabelle Dvir in the piece 'Work of flesh', and has worked with the choreographers Sahar Azimi, Maya Brinner, Sharon Kashi, and Shekatek dance group.