Staff

CHOREOGRAPHERS

It’s never a dull moment when YARON BEN SIMHON is around! One of the most creative and charming choreographers from Israel, Yaron’s hits include Kama Chaser, Ani Lo Yachol, Ha’auto Sheli Hayofi Shelach, Kanire, and Hi Rak Rotza Lirkod. We are so excited to celebrate Yaron’s birthday with him at Brandeis!

 

 

With a sense of humor that will keep you laughing all weekend, ELAD SHTAMER brings his enthusiasm and unlimited fun to L.A. for the first time in five years! His hits include Et Lirkod, Ten La Et Halev, Ha’or Yizrach, and Ilan. Elad will keep you dancing ’til the early morning hours all weekend long!

CAMP SHELANU DIRECTORS

With 20 years of experience teaching kids and adults, ORLY STAR aims to entertain with her endless warmth and talent! She leads “Dance with Orly” on Wednesdays and “Mostly Partners” on Monday nights in Los Angeles. Her dances include Hafinali, Suddenly, Tutim, Toro, Danza, Halaila Zeh Hazman, Tizkor, Hinach Yafa, At Bali Tov, and more. Orly exudes an electrifying energy that is both contagious and unparalleled!

 

 

By day, JASON GOLDMAN is a science journalist and wildlife reporter. Find his work in National Geographic, Scientific American, the BBC, and elsewhere. He founded and directs an annual science communication retreat called SciCommCamp and also leads small groups of travelers on science- and wildlife-focused ecotourism vacations in the tropics in partnership with Atlas Obscura. By night, Jason makes sure everything runs smoothly at dance sessions all over L.A. He can’t wait to bring nearly two decades of dance camp experience to Camp Shelanu!

 

 

 

BEGINNERS PROGRAM / KIDS PROGRAM / LATE NIGHT

AARON ALPERT started dancing before he was born! In his freshman year of college, Aaron began teaching Israeli dance at UC Berkeley. In October 2012, he started his own session, Nirkoda! Aaron’s first appearance as a staff member at a dance camp was Camp Rikud in 2016, bringing his dance experience full circle. He is thrilled to be joining the amazing staff of Camp SheLAnu 2019!

 

 

HAREL ASARAF was born and raised in Los Angeles, and he loves to dance. He started Israeli folk dancing at 18 as a hobby, and in 2008, he joined Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble as a performer. Through this, he also began teaching Israeli dancing to children. He ran LA’s popular “Mostly Couples” Israeli Dance session for several years. Harel graduated from California State University, Northridge, June 2015, with a focus in child development.