Batyah Schachter Is a dancer/choreographer, born in Israel, graduated from the School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Batya collaborates with musicians and dancers in improvisation as well as creating and performing solo dances in Europe and Israel. She has maintained a long-term collaboration with Simone Forti since 1988. Batyah has been a dance faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance since 1998.
She is a doctorate student at The Hebrew University, writing her thesis on movement and dance representations in the art of the Ancient Near East (Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia). Her papers on the subject have been published in Europe and Israel.
Batyah was authorized to teach Continuum by Emilie Conrad in 2012 and has been teaching extensively in Israel since. She sponsored Emilie Conrad’s teaching visits in Israel for three consecutive years (2009 – 2011), invited other Continuum teachers to teach in Israel, and was invited by others to also teach Continuum in Brazil and Germany.