Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company between 1990-2008 and started choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project.
Eyal served as associate Artistic Director for Batsheva between 2003-2004, and as a House Choreographer for the company between 2005-2012.
During 2009 Eyal began creating pieces for other dance companies around the world: Killer Pig (2009) and Corps de Walk (2011) for Carte Blanche Dance of Norway; Too Beaucoup (2011) for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Plafona (2012) for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, Germany.
In 2013 Eyal launched L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar.
L-E-V’s repertoire consists of 7 creations.
Their latest piece Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart, premiered at RuhrTriennale in Bochum, Germany in September 2019. For the third time L-E-V's creation is co-produced with two of the leading dance venues around the globe: Sadler’s Wells - London and Julidans - Amsterdam. For this creation, also joined for the co-producers: Ruhrtriennale, Christian Dior Couture, Montpellier Danse, Torinodanza Festival, Carolina Performing Arts, Bold Tendencies, Young Turks.
Love Chapter 2, premiered at the Montpellier Dance Festival in July 2017. Also joined in this co-production was: Montpellier Danse Festival, MIGROS Culture Percentage - Dance Festival STEPS, the RomaEuropa Festival and Theater Freiburg. Winner of the FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet.
Since L-E-V was founded, the company had more than 200 performances some in the most exclusive venues and festivals around the world such as: The Joyce Theatre – NYC; Jacob's Pillow; Sadler's Wells - London, UK ; The Montpellier Danse Festival – France; Julidans – Amsterdam.
Alongside their work with L-E-V Eyal and Behar had also been commissioned to create for external companies: the Nederland Dance Theatre- Sara (2013); Bedroom Folk (2015); Feelings (2016); Salt Womb (2016); Half-Life for the Royal Swedish Ballet, and more.
Eyal received several awards:
- The French Professional Association of Dance & Theater Critiques at the Chaillot National Theater in Paris (2017)
- The prestigious Fedora Prize (2017)
- The 12th Belgrade Dance Festival’s Jovan Ćirilov Award (2017)
- The Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category (2009)
- Eyal was named - Chosen Artist, by the Israeli Cultural Excellence Foundation (2008)
- The Ministry of Culture Award for Young Dance Creators (2004)