Born in Israel in 1982, Meytal Blanaru is a Brussels based choreographer, dancer and the founder of FATHOM HIGH. Since creating her 1st solo Lilly in 2008, she develops a personal movement research that deeply alters the way she moves and perceives the body. Inspired by the Feldenkrais method, her curiosity to create a fusion between Feldenkrais and dance leads her to slowly build a movement technique which she calls FATHOM HIGH.
In 2011, she creates her second solo AURORA, that is selected to the prestigious AEROWAVES priority list 2015 and tours extensively between 2011 to 2018 across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Between 2015 and 2018 Meytal creates a trilogy of creations that deals with the theme of memories: SAND, a piece for 10 young dancers, commissioned by the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance; Followed by ANITYA, a piece for 8 young dancers, created in 2017, commissioned by DanscentrumJette/Danske platform, sealed by her creation WE WERE THE FUTURE in 2018. In 2018 her creation WE WERE THE FUTURE is the winner the French CDCN Coprodcution award, offering a vast network of CDCN theaters in France that support and program the piece for the season 18/19.
In the past 3 years Meytal has been busy with her upcoming new creation Undivided.
To create Undivided she embarks on a trilogy of creations that revolve around the theme of communication: Starting with Rain, a new solo piece that debuts in April 2020, followed by Event Horizon, a new creation for the Scottish Dance Theater Company, and sealed with her new group creation Undivided that will premiere in March 2021 in Theatre Les Brigittines.
As a performer Meytal worked and collaborated with Samuel Lefeuvre/Groupe Entorse, Lisi Estaras/les Ballets C de la B, Damien Jalet/Eastman Dance Company, Roberto Olivan, Clara Furey & Martin Kilvady. In 2014, she assists Damien Jalet in YAMA - a creation for the Scottish Dance Theater.
Meytal is also a certified Feldenkrais teacher. She is devoted to the promotion of the Feldenkrais method within the dance field. As a part of this initiative she teaches regularly FATHOM HIGH workshops, with the aim of bringing awareness to the huge potential of Feldenkrais and neuroplasticity when applied into dancing. She teaches in different companies and schools such as Carte Blanche, The Scottish Dance Theater, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, P.A.R.T.S , Charleroi-Danses, DanscentrumJette and other schools in Europe, Canada and Israel.