"Avinoam Silverman's contemporary ballet demonstrates the incredible possibilities of this art form with its strength, beauty, focus and, at times, a sense of playfulness."
- Elise Tigges - The Dance Current
Avinoam Silverman was born in Jerusalem, Israel and began his
training at The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance.
After completing grade 10, he moved to Toronto to continue his
studies at Canada’s National Ballet School. He graduated in 1996
and joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice.
He became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 1997 and was
promoted to Second Soloist in 2004. While with the company he
has danced in numerous rolls including the White Couple in
Forgotten Land, Mercutio in Rome and Juliet, Prince Ivan in the
Fire Bird and The Organ Duet in Soldiers Mass to name a few.
He has worked with many different choreographers such as
Crystal Pite, James Kudelka, Peter Wright, John Alleyne and more.
Avinoam Silverman has been dancing and creating since he can
remember himself under his apartment building in Jerusalem
where he grew up and has continued to do so till today. While
with The National Ballet he has participated in it’s choreographic
workshop creating: Metamorphosis, a solo he danced and shared
with the First Soloist Rebekah Rimsey, What’s Buggin,
Where the wild things are,Camouflage, Coming Together and
Clone-In which was part of the Richard Bradshaw free concert series.
In 2009 Avinoam retired from The National Ballet of Canada. In 2010 he created a work for Cadence "City Connect" entitled Change which marked his choreographic debut for a dance company. In 2012 he graduated from the Teacher Training Program at Canada's National Ballet School and received his Diploma for teaching. Avinoam has participated twice in Ballet Jorgen Solos and Duets and performed in the show "60 times 60" to his own choreography. In June 2015 his first Dance Film 'Diversion' came to light. In the fall of 2015 he created the Solo “Anathema” danced by Tara Pillon at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Fresh Blood. In 2017 he produced and choreographed his first full evening of dance titled HAI/18 in Toronto at The Dancemakers Centre for Creation Theatre the evening was comprised o two works: Shedding Eve a solo danced by Amy Hampton and Anvil 18 an Ensemble work for seven dancers. In January 2018 his company was invited to perform as part of Dance Ontario weekend with Anvil 18 and later that year he was commissioned by the Canadian Israeli Cultural Foundation to create a new work for Spotlight on Israeli Culture Festival which he titled In Between. The new work was performed together with Shedding Eve and Anvil 18 on May 2018 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre. In 2019 his company was invited to be part of Dance Ontario Weekend with his latest creation In Between.