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Ilai Szpiezak

I'm the Co-Founder and CEO of HARKALIVE. I started my career as a professional dancer, moving into creative production, and finally became an entrepreneur running different businesses since arriving in London in 2011.

I'm originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and have over 10 years of experience in dance and entertainment.

I've produced over 300 events and worked in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and V&A Museum. I've taught in more than 20 countries around the world.


Israeli Dancing


English

EspaƱol


CLASSES

EXPERIENCE
FAVORITES

Years teaching

15

Food

Argentine steak, chips, and a good Malbec.

Awards

* 1st Place Dance Parade for "Beresheet", Karmiel Festival, Israel, 2019.
* 2nd Place Choreography Competition for "Medabrim Besheket", Karmiel Festival, Israel, 2019.

Hobby

Cooking, Netflix, and playing guitar.

Certifications

Master of Arts in Creative Producing, The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London, UK, 2014.

Quote

"This is just the beginning"


5.0 (10 reviews)

Leslie Levy (United States)
April 2022
Class: Specialty Israeli Dances
Wow! A great program and well led, so you did not easily miss out on these challenging or rare dances.

Marge Haders (United States)
April 2022
Class: Specialty Israeli Dances
This class was so much fun! The playlist of dances was fresh and interesting as well as fun. Ilai and Jake each taught a dance. As usual their teaching was easy to follow, and I enjoyed their choices.

Elisa Heinonen (Finland)
April 2022
Class: Specialty Israeli Dances
It was perfekt, you had done lot of work before that. I had much fun. You both are amazing creators, making new all the time and giving beautiful hours for us. Thank you! Waiting for the next Specialty! I love to dance with both of you.

Debbie Nicol (United Kingdom)
April 2022
Class: Specialty Israeli Dances
Two hours of non-stop fun dancing and learning some of the more obscure Israeli classics with Ilai and Jake - what's not to love?!