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Cast & creatives

  • Dana Ivgy
  • Lotus Etrog
  • Tamara Klayngon
  • Naama Amit
  • Efrat Aviv
  • Gal Friedman
  • Omri Doron
  • Ben Perry
  • Danny Isserless
  • Tomer Nahir Petluk

Dana Ivgy

Co founder, artistic director & actress

I'm Dana Ivgy, 33 years old, mother to Michael (his name has nothing to do with my worshiping Michael Jackson...). Since my parents are well known actors in Israel, I had the chance to grow up around the Israeli cinema scene, which feels like home to me. I find myself creating in all sorts of artistic fields: acting, writing, directing, and in a few months I'm going to release my first album! With Tziporela I find myself astounded by just how silly I can get...

Lotus Etrog

Co founder, artistic director & actress

Hey I'm Lotus Etrog, the only half-Japanese member of the crew. Other than being one of Tziporela's co-founder's I am also extremely attracted to Ben... Sorry, I meant bed! I’m attracted to my bed! Never mind… I teach Pilates, I’m a drama coach, and I’ve been seen in different roles on TV. I have two beautiful young daughters who always insist they know better than I do. And I insist that watching Frozen for the 5,723rd time is as exciting as the first!

Tamara Klayngon

Co founder, artistic director & actress

Hi I'm Tamara Klayngon – sorry to disappoint - no relation to the Klingons from Star Trek. Those humanoids & I decided that we should each go down our own path...I was born in the Ukraine and moved to Israel with my father when I was twelve. Ever since, I’ve been either dancing or acting. I have played many roles in Israeli films & TV shows. With Tziporela I get to improve my teaching skills and teach our unique workshops around the country and now, hopefully, in New York!

Naama Amit

Actress

Hi I’m Naama Amit! I have a name you can’t really pronounce in English, so if you want to stop & compliment me right after the show, just say: “Hey…you, Listen. You’re amazing…” It’s nearly a decade now that I’ve been acting in children’s theatre productions, played parts on TV shows, and constantly creating with Tziporela. I live in Tel Aviv, ride my bike and (get ready - juicy insight!) I’m originally from a kibbutz! Yet another word you can’t easily pronounce…

Efrat Aviv

Co founder, artistic director & actress

Hey there, I’m Efrat Aviv and I live in Tel Aviv. Coincidence?! I got my first acting role when I was ten years old and since then, I’m on a roll!! I’ve been in many theatre productions, television series and commercials. What I love about Tziporela is that I’m thrown up in the air quite often. Aside from acting, my other true passion is fashion, so I design the costumes for all of our productions myself (not to mention my own dresses…).

Gal Friedman

Co founder, artistic director & actor

Gal friedman. That’s my name. In Hebrew Gal means “wave”. After sharing the dullest piece of info about myself, I’d also love to tell you that I too am a Tziporela co-founder, actor and a true soccer player. I’ve starred in a number of films and also won the Israeli Oscar. I’m happily married to my beautiful wife Mika, I live in Tel Aviv, and I strongly believe that no matter how tough my day is, i’m tougher!

Omri Doron

Co founder, artistic director & actor

I am Omri Doron. Other than co-founding Tziporela and appearing on numerous TV shows, I lived in Tanzania as a child so I’ve had my fair share of monkey time! This is why I fit so well in the group…If that's not enough, I consider myself a part of an elite group of individuals that have memorized any and all lines from the Back to the Future trilogy or the Star Wars saga. In my time off you will usually find me dancing to Michael Jackson with my 3 year-old son who is a far better dancer than I am.

Ben Perry

Co founder, artistic director & actor

Hi I’m Ben Perry. I was born in Israel and grew up in London and then came back to Israel, but officially I’m from Mars. Apart from being a Tziporela co-founder and a children's TV star in Israel (I stop for any kid who asks for an autograph, I really do), I can make a mean_____ (add any type of food you want in the blank line). I have a 3 year old ray of sunshine named Ilai that brightens up my day. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up and I guess that's one of my virtues. I have a great sense for fashion, a great sense of humor, and an even greater sense of sensibility.

Danny Isserless

Actor

I'm Danny Isserless and I'm the newest member of the group which naturally makes me the most fresh, energetic, and of course modest member... I’ve acted in different plays in the national theatre & took part in Israeli television and film. In the last few years, I opened my own business for filming & editing short films on the net. You're actually being filmed right now. Look interested...

Tomer Nahir Petluk

Co founder, artistic director & actor

I'm Tomer Nahir Petluk and if you read it backwards it spells Madonna. Besides being one of Tziporela's co-founders, I strongly believe in movement and it's importance in theatre. I took part in a Bat Sheva Dance Company’s original production where I had the privilege to learn and assemble new ways of movement. I live in Tel Aviv, in a beautiful apartment that I love designing over and over again. I'm looking forward to this tour and saving up for my shopping-filled over-weight luggage on the way back…

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