Awards & Recognitions
- 2019 ADVANCED HUBBARD STREET DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE
- 2019 BRAVO! TECHNIQUE AWARD
- 2017 AMERICAN DANCE AWARDS 1ST OVERALL HIGH SCORE AND JUNIOR TITLE WINNER
The 2019-2020 season marks Gefen’s fourth year at Extensions Dance Company. Gefen has found a true ‘home away from home’ at Extensions. She loves the focus and commitment she shares with her fellow company members, and is so grateful to be dancing alongside them. Gefen’s 2017-2018 season was cut short due to a ruptured ACL and torn meniscus. She is thrilled to consider that her past and move upwards and onwards.
Gefen is in the 9th grade at Beacon Academy in Evanston.
Over the summer, Gefen completed the four week advanced Hubbard Street dance intensive and was grateful to work with multiple members of the Hubbard Street dance company. She met dancers from around the country and worked to refine the different aspects of her technique.
She would like to thank Lizzie Mackenzie and Lauren Brown for the amazing opportunity to be part of the EXD company and for helping her to grow not only as a dancer, but also as a person. Through Extensions, Gefen has enjoyed working with and learning from so many talented teachers and choreographers including Taylor Mitchell, Tatyana Mazur, Katie McCann, Brian Rabenda, Jackie Nowicki, Christian Denise, Hannah Brictson, Adam Barruch and many others. She would also like to thank her parents for supporting her through everything.