Doron Perk studied in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel and received scholarships from The America - Israel Cultural foundation during the years 2003-2008.
Between 2008 and 2015, Doron danced in The Croatian National Theatre Ballet (HNK) in Split, The National Dance Company of Spain (CND) in Madrid, and The Batsheva Ensemble - The Young Company in Tel Aviv. He received the Excellent Artist grant from the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and two consecutive O1 - Extraordinary Ability in the Arts visa from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Doron is a Gaga Movement teacher since 2015 and a dancer in ZviDance since 2016. He was listed in "Best Performers of 2016" by Dance Magazine for his work with choreographer Zvi Gotheiner and is the recipient of a Cultural Export grant from the Young Creators Foundation of the Israeli Ministry of Culture for his collaboration with pianist Danielle Friedman in the summer of 2019. A LABA fellow at the 14th street Y for 2021 and has performed his solo work in New York City and Mexico City. His multi-disciplinary collaborations took stages in New York City, Berlin, New Orleans, Tel Aviv, London, Bern, Edinburgh, Thessaloniki, and AEJAA (an online platform). Doron keeps creating dance, alone or in collaboration, furthering the research, improving the abilities, and expanding the reach.
Dance is my life. The movement of bodies in space and time feels like the most real thing in the universe. I create for performance and for video. I have taught movement to professionals, amateurs, children, and adults. I see so much value in this art form. I've witnessed it help many people feel more alive. The work ranges from free improvisation to meticulously crafted choreography. I love playing on the spectrum between my classically trained performative actor and the casual pedestrian human that we all are. This gives my art a sense of dark humor. Contemplative personal stories become abstract and loose. Allowing the audience to experience their own inner secrets with a sense of nonchalance. This is therapeutic. I use the art of dance to figure out my emotions and mental blocks. It connects me deeply to people. I learn so much about myself and others whenever I perform or teach. I also simply think watching other people move is beautiful. There are multiple ways to start a new process. However, if working in collaboration, it is always conversion. The final product can never be more important than the connection between the artists. That relationship is the essence of any collaborative piece. When working alone, I have many tools. Writing poetry, drawing, reading, or talking to others about the subject. I improvise, record myself, review, and then start creating material. I don't mind doing something everyone has already seen before. I will sacrifice originality for the sake of authenticity. I am a different human living in a new moment. Dance is alive, so the most important thing is to experience that while performing. At that moment, the audience feels it too.
Doron received 'Excellent artist' status and grant from the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, State of Israel.
Doron was in the Batsheva Ensemble, the young company and preformed in Max, Decadence, Dekal'e, Kamuyot and Secus by artistic director Ohad Naharin.
Doron Also preformed in Uprising by Hofesh Shechter.
Black Milk by Ohad Naharin
Doron took part in two Basheva Ensemble Dancers Create productions:
Premiered Nitzanim, and worked as stage manager.
Premiered Hirhur Amok and worked as producer.
Nitzanim by Doron Perk
In 2010 Doron joined Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 with directors Herve Palito and Fabrice Edelmann; and in 2011 to Compañía Nacional de Danza with director José Carlos Martínez.
Doron preformed works by Nacho Duato, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Angelin Preljocaj, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Iván Pérez, Lesley Telford, Allan Falieri, Goyo Moentero and Luisa María Arias.
Duet by William Forsythe
A Review by José Catalán Deus
"A paradigmatic synthesis of classical ballet, electronic music and current experience. Point shoes, yes, but entranced by the force of contemporary dance, very difficult choreography to execute, magnificently interpreted in the duet by Rebecca Connor and Doron Perk"
“Una síntesis paradigmática del ballet clásico, la música electrónica y la vivencia actual. Puntas, sí, pero entroncadas en la fuerza telúrica de la danza contemporánea, una coreografía de muy díficil ejecución, magníficamente interpretada en los pasos a dos por Rebecca Connor y Doron Perk "
Herman Schmerman by William Forsythe
Petit Mort by Jiří Kylián
Doron danced in the Croatian National Theater Ballet with director Almira Osmanovic.
Doron preformed classical ballets such as Nutcracker, Swan lake, La Bayadère and Don Qiuxote; and contemporary works by Rami Be'er, Yuri Vamush and Valentina Turcu.
Prince in Nutcracker
Golden Idol in La Bayadère
Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream by Yuri Vamush
Touch by Rami Be'er
Doron studied dance at the high school and the conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
In 2006, Doron spent 4 month studying ballet at the Conservatory of Paris, the CNSMDP, in Paris, France; after wining a full scholarship
to attend in the Mia Arbatova Ballet Competition.
Summer intensives include: Royal Ballet School in London 2008 and School of American Ballet in New York City 2007.
Doron received scholarships from The America-Israel Cultural Foundation in the school years of 2003/4, 2004/5 ,2005/6, 2006/7 and 2007/08.
Composition class, final project
Senior performance of Sleeping Beauty by Mats Ek