Born in Northern Ireland, Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli now lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario. She has 12 years of experience as a stiltwalker, working primarily with Swizzlestick Theatre in Toronto, and has inhabited personae from demons to buffalo to supernatural queens. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Yonah has been honoured to train with Aeris Körper in their intensive workshop series as part of her ongoing quest to deepen her knowledge of dance. Her study of bellydance has lead to performance at Glitter, a monthly show hosted by Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium, and Dark Salon, a performance series hosted by The Dark Side Studio in Toronto. In her non-movement life, Yonah’s greatest passion is dispute resolution; she is working toward expertise and certification in traditional Jewish (halakhic) dispute resolution, as well as in the ancient Irish Brehon system.

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