Josefa Briant

Artist-Educator (Dance)
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Born in Kibbutz Yagur in Israel, Josefa was a soloist in Israel’s famed Bat Sheva Dance Company.  In New York, she worked as a danced with Merce Cunningham and Maggie Black, and an assistant choreographer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  She also danced in the movie, Jesus Christ Superstar.  Josefa now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she leads workshops for dancers and non-dancers on a journey into “experiential Judaism”- intentionality through prayers, guided meditation, dance and movement.  Josefa also teaches Biblical Hebrew at UNC-Asheville and Hebrew prayers/ BM prep in her synagogue.  2019 was Josefa’s 16th year on staff at BCI!